Frogs of the World

Frogs and Toads of Norway

Frogs and Toads of Norway

Norway isn’t home to that many species of frogs and toads, only four.

Frogs

True Frog Family – Ranidae

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Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae)

The Pool Frog is found barely in the southern part of the country. Its green color separates it from the other frogs in the country, making it easier to identify.

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Moor Frog (Rana arvalis)
European Common Frog (Rana temporaria)

The European Common Frog and the Moor Frog look just alike. The Common Frog has a more blunt head than the Moor Frog. The Moor Frog can also have more of a striped pattern. Neither characteristics are that great at identifying them sadly. The Common Frog is actually found more throughout the country while the Moor Frog is found in the southern part of the country.

Toads

True Toad Family – Bufonidae

Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

The Common Toad is the only toad found in the country. They have dry, bumpy skin that makes them easy to identify. It is generally found along the coast of the country.

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