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Perez's Frog

Pelophylax perezi

Description:

These two frogs were in part of the drainage system of the Alhambra in Granada. They are very common in Spain.

Habitat:

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, sandy shores, arable land, and urban areas. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN. (Wikipedia)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Perez's frog or Iberian water frog or rana común
Pelophylax perezi Pelophylax perezi


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31 Comments (1–25)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks Ken for adding your wasp nest, and for your kind words.

KenCheeks
KenCheeks 7 years ago

Cool frog. I have never seen one, even in a zoo. I scanned your spottings, and you have a diverse collection. I added my Guinea Wasp to the Mission on Animal Architecture per your request.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Thanks, Bhagya Herath.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow !!!! beauty

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Erik6, it sort of is; it was in the hundreds of years old drainage system of the Alhambra.

JumpingSpider22
JumpingSpider22 8 years ago

It looks like it is in a tank.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Hi Erik6, No, it's not my frog. I saw it in the wild at the Alhambra in Grandada, Spain.

JumpingSpider22
JumpingSpider22 8 years ago

Is that your frog? I had one once but it jumped out of the tank. It was an African dwarf frog. When I got it at the pet shop the owner never said it could jump.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

You're welcome Erik6. Wikipedia makes looking for Latin names easy if you know the common name.

JumpingSpider22
JumpingSpider22 8 years ago

Great looking frog. Thanks for helping me with the latin name of domesticated dogs.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice color,,

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks saralagamage. It's nice when organisms sit perfectly still and let you focus and take lots of snaps!

nice capture.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks BerndtWeissenbacher!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks Emma and Antonio (and Cindy).

great cache Ava beautiful :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

great first spot of an amphibian!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks nexttogone; this is my first amphibian!

nexttogone
nexttogone 9 years ago

Awesome frogs and great pics... thanks for posting it!

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

It will be a pleasure!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Oh arlanda! I will take you up on that offer! it may be three years from now, but I'm sure we'll still be in contact here on PN!

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Dear Ava, if some day you come to Madrid I can show you the house of Perez the mouse. It is located in Arenal Street, in the center of Madrid, in an old cakes shop, inside a cookies box. Have a look:
http://www.casamuseoratonperez.es/index....

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

Awesome!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks, arlanda.
Daniele, what I love about this being Perez's Frog is that when i was little and lost a baby tooth, Perez the Mouse would come take my tooth and leave me a dime. Everyone else had that insipid tooth fairy, but I got a mouse!

Ava T-B
Spotted by
Ava T-B

Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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