This rather small treefrog (males 24-31 mm, females 31-33 mm) is endemic to Principe and São Tomé at an altitude of 500-1000 m from close to sea level up to at least 1,420 m asl. It lives in primary forest, farm bush (heavily degraded former forest), coconut groves, coffee plantations and disturbed areas. Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline (IUCN).
Near the lake in swampy meadows.
The Hyperoliidae, sedge and bush frogs, are a large family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored frogs which contains more than 250 species in 19 genera. Seventeen genera are native to sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the monotypic genus Tachycnemis occurs on the Seychelles Islands, and the genus Heterixalus (currently 10 species) is endemic to Madagascar.