Frog of the Week

Common Parsley Frog (Pelodytes punctatus)

photo by Teuteul

Common Name: Common Parsley Frog
Scientific Name: Pelodytes punctatus
Family: Pelodytidae – the Parsley Frog family
Location: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Spain
Size: 1.7 inches / 4.5 cm

The Common Parsley Frog isn’t that common anymore. Populations all over have been declining and most of the countries that they live in have declared them at risk. The destruction of their habitat (wetlands being drained, desertification, habitat fragmentation, etc) is one of the major causes of the decline. Introduction of non native fish and crayfish haven’t helped either.


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