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sitting in a pond in the greenhouse, this ID is a suggestion, if I'm wrong, please tell me why, that's the best way to learn it :)

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Edible Frog - Photo (c) Luciano 95, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bjsmit's ID: Edible Frog (Pelophylax esculentus)
Posted by bjsmit over 4 years ago (Flag)
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and why? Is it because of the dorsal line?

Posted by elina over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Water Frogs - Photo (c) Bart, all rights reserved, uploaded by BJ Smit
hcuohc's ID: Water Frogs (Genus Pelophylax)
Posted by hcuohc over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Water Frogs - Photo (c) Bart, all rights reserved, uploaded by BJ Smit
elina's ID: Water Frogs (Genus Pelophylax)
Posted by elina over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Water Frogs - Photo (c) Bart, all rights reserved, uploaded by BJ Smit
danieleseglie's ID: Water Frogs (Genus Pelophylax)
Posted by danieleseglie about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Edible Frog - Photo (c) Luciano 95, some rights reserved (CC BY)
fabienpiednoir's ID: Edible Frog (Pelophylax esculentus)

The dorsal line is, indeed, indicative, though not significant ; the proportions of the body are more revelative.

The hind leg is about the same lenght as the body : the heel would reach the eye, while in P. lessonae, it would be shorter, not reaching the eye, and in P. ridibundus, it would be longer, getting over the snout. The foot webbing would also be more serrated in P. lessonae, that leads me to the idea of P. esculentus...

Posted by fabienpiednoir 5 months ago (Flag)
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Hi! It is very difficult to discriminate between the water frog species...
Give a look here fore some info: http://www.faune-paca.org/index.php?m_id=20059
The colour pattern of the individual in the photo lead me to P. ridibundus
Only the mating calls allow to discriminate with certainty beetween P. klepton esculentus-lessonae complex vs P. ridibundus.
P. ridibundus mating calls:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3619407
P.esculentus-lessonae cpx. mating calls:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3429515
I think the best is to stop at the genus level unless the observation of discriminating characters or the listening of the mating calls...
Best!
D.

Posted by danieleseglie 5 months ago (Flag)
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Water Frogs - Photo (c) Bart, all rights reserved, uploaded by BJ Smit
elina's ID: Water Frogs (Genus Pelophylax)
Water Frogs - Photo (c) Bart, all rights reserved, uploaded by BJ Smit
Community ID: Water Frogs (Genus Pelophylax)
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Edible Frog - Photo (c) Luciano 95, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bjsmit's ID: Edible Frog (Pelophylax esculentus)
fabienpiednoir 1 person agrees
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