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Perez's Frog

Pelophylax perezi


Perez's Frog (Pelophylax perezi) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is found in southern France, Portugal, Spain, and two sites in the United Kingdom; in Spain it is very abundant, as evidenced by its Spanish name rana común ("common frog"). 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 marshes, sandy shores, arable land, and urban areas. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.


Spotted in river Homem félinhos beach

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Marsh Frog
Pelophylax ridibundus Marsh frog
Perez's Frog
Pelophylax perezi

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Jemma thanks ,you are allways nice to me :-)
This one haved a amazing metalic green,they are in great shape,in félinhos i found this year all the species i saw last year,but in much more numbers,with douzens of young jumpimg all arround :-)

Hema 7 years ago

great work!

Thanks Marta,i presume that too :-) i have to search furder to see if i found any info on the reason of the name

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

The name is very funny! I am sure there must be a story behind it! :-)

Thanks Braulio and Adrasha for your nice words

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Superb spotting Antonio :)

Great close up, António!

Thanks Pedro and Samuel for one more ID

Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Sep 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 25, 2013

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