British Wildlife 06.1 October 1994

Comment: The Pool Frog – a neglected native?

The history of the Pool Frog, Rana lessonae, in this country is curious. There is no conclusive proof to say that it is not a native. Furthermore, it was originally misnamed Edible Frog, R. esculenta, as it was not realised at the time that the Pool Frog was a separate species. Both frogs belong to a genetically complex group called the 'green frogs' which also includes the Marsh Frog, R. ridibunda.

Classic Wildlife Sites – Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
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