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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Common Water Frog: an amphibian of the family Ranidae
by Arunas Travel Photography - 0

Common water frog

The Common water frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) is a true frog species with a wide range in Europe.



Five interesting facts about the Common water frog:

  • It is the hybrid of the pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) and the marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus).
  • The males are smaller than the females, which reach a maximum length of 12 cm.
  • These frogs inhabit rivers as well as lakes, only fast-flowing locations are avoided.
  • They absorb about 10% of necessary oxygen directly through their skin.
  • The frog is used as a food source to people in France.

Common water frog
Common water frog, Lithuania
Pelophylax kl. esculentus
Common water frog, Lithuania
Pelophylax kl. esculentus
Common water frog, Lithuania

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