This species is not well known but it is known that it occurs in upland areas up to at least 1,880 m asl, from central and northern Zambia and southern Democratic Republic of Congo, east to southwestern Tanzania (Mbisi Forest).
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane forest and gallery forest, and on forest edges. There is no information on its breeding, related species such as Amietophrynus funereus exhibit a free-living, aquatic larval stage. Nor is there any information on its adaptability to altered habitats.
It is not well known, and there is no information on its abundance.
No information is available, though it is likely to be affected by forest loss for agriculture, livestock grazing and human settlement, as well as by fire.
It occurs in the Upemba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and probably in other protected areas.
This species is sometimes considered to be a synonym of Amietophrynus funereus.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amietophrynus fuliginatus. In: IUCN 2014