This species has been recorded only from the Idanre Hills, in Ondo Province, south-western Nigeria. It is very likely to occur in other similar habitats in south-western Nigeria. There have been no recent records of the species, presumably because of a lack of herpetological work within its range.
Habitat and Ecology
It is closely associated with gneiss domes or inselbergs in the forest zone, though is absent from similar inselbergs in the savannah belt. It lives terrestrially in patches of shrubby vegetation and forest on the gneiss domes. The eggs are probably laid on soil, and the tadpoles then disperse by crawling out on the wet, sloping (often almost vertical) rock.
It is reported to be very common within its small known range, and tadpoles are abundant during the wet season.
Its rocky habitat is largely inaccessible and useless to humans, so this species is probably not facing any serious threats at present. However, it is intrinsically at risk because of its restricted range.
It is not known from any protected areas, and there is a need for improved protection of sites where this species is known to occur. There is also a need for population monitoring given that it is known from only a single location.
Arne Schiøtz, Mills Tandy 2004. Amietophrynus perreti. In: IUCN 2014