Thursday, 19 April 2007

Common Frog (Rana temporaria)

Adult Common Frog (subspecies R. t. temporaria) at Geddington, Northants - August 2010

OTHER NAMES: Frog, European Common Frog, Brown Frog, Grass Frog
Featured Subspecies: Rana temporaria temporaria
Weight: 22g
Length: 6-9cm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

By far the most easy to see amphibian in the UK, the common frog can be found in a good portion of places as long as there is a permanent small body of water in which to live. They seem to establish themselves in garden ponds very easily, and their globular frogspawn in spring also gives away their presence. In small garden ponds they can often be seen basking on rocks at the edge of the pond. They are very widely variable in colour - ranging brown, green, red, yellow and others.

Related Species:
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Rana

SUBSPECIES: R. t. temporaria, R. t. honnorati, R. t. parvipalmata

 - Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - Common resident.
 - Seen at a number of locations including Geddington

Further Notes: RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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