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Moor Frog

Rana arvalis

2 Species ID Suggestions

Frog
Rana sp. Rana (genus)
Moor frog
Rana arvalis


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6 Comments

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Thanks for the help Márton.

Márton Szabolcs
Márton Szabolcs 7 years ago

It's moor frog, Rana arvalis. Common frog males and agile frog males also getting a little bit darker at the breeding season, but not as blue as moor frog males.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Thanks a lot. They are found in the same place so I will try to see if I can classify them.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

You're welcome. These 3 frogs are very hard to tell apart on pictures. You have to rely mainly on habitat and distribution, and this is changing. Ideally you need to have a close look at their hind legs. The shape of the snout and the position of the eardrum are also helpful.
Here's a good amphibian site:
http://www.amphibiaweb.org/
For Europe I also recommend the Collins guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of you have a special interest there.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Thanks for the help, yea I'm not good at classification of amphibians as well.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Hi Faredin! It could be temporaria or arvalis, and I see you also have dalmatina in Copenhagen. Diffilcult for me to get closer :-)

FaredinAliyevski
Spotted by
FaredinAliyevski

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Apr 19, 2013
Submitted on Apr 22, 2013

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