This species is known from the Cabinda enclave (Angola), and from Brazzaville in western Congo. Attempts to map its range at this stage are speculative, pending resolution of its taxonomic status. If it is valid, then it presumably also occurs at least in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on its habitat and ecology. It is presumed to breed in water and to have a free-living, aquatic larval stage like other members of the genus.
There is no clear information on the population status of this species, which seems to occur in any likely area where there has been very little herpetological work conducted for many years.
There is no information available about threats to this species.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Research is needed on its taxonomy, population and distribution, ecology and threats to this species.
Tandy and Keith (1972) tentatively assigned this species to the synonymy of Amietophrynus funereus. Tandy (pers. comm.) considers that it is almost certainly a synonym of A. funereus.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Amietophrynus buchneri. In: IUCN 2014