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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Edible Frog

The edible frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) is a name for a common European frog, also known as the common water frog or green frog (however, this latter term is also used for the North American species Rana clamitans).
It is used for food, particularly in France for the delicacy frog legs. Females are between 5 and 9 cm long, males between 6 and 11 cm.
P. esculentus is endemic to Europe. It naturally occurs from the northern half of France to western Russia, and from Estonia and Denmark to Bulgaria and northern Italy.
The edible frog is introduced in Spain and the United Kingdom. The natural range is nearly identical to that of P. lessonae.

(latin: Pelophylax esculentus)

Saturday, 20 July 2019