Several specimens of this species of frog were found on the grounds of a Presbyterian Mission near Mt. Cameroon in the Fako District of southeastern Cameroon. Also found here was the toad, Amietophrynus maculatus.
Arthroleptis variabilis is a species of frog in the Arthroleptidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.