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Common Frog

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Common Frog Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum
Amphibia
Order:
A group of animals within a class
Anura
Family:
A group of animals within an order
Ranidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family
Rana
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species
Rana Temporaria
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to
Amphibian
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats
Carnivore
Size (L):
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
6cm - 10cm (2.4in - 4in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
20g - 80g (0.7oz - 2.8oz)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal
8km/h (5mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
5 - 10 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Black, Green, Grey, Brown
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal
Permeable
Favourite Food:Insects
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives
Forests, rivers and marshes
Average Clutch Size:
The average number of eggs laif at once
1,500
Main Prey:Insects, Worms, Snails
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
Foxes, Snakes, Birds
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal
Short back legs and webbed toes

Common Frog Location

Map of Common Frog Locations
Map of Europe

Common Frog

The common frog is a medium-sized species of frog that inhabits a wide range of habitats across much of Europe. Although the common frog is not as commonly seen in our gardens as it once was, the common frog still appears to be surviving effectively within its environment and is not considered to be an animal that is currently at risk from extinction.

The common frog is found throughout the European continent, with the range of the common frog stretching from Ireland in the east to the mountains in western Russia. The common from is also found in parts of Scandinavia that actually lie within the cold Arctic Circle.

The common frog tends to grow to between 6 cm and 10 cm in length. The common frog has dark blotches that run down its back, with the body of the common frog ranging from green, to brown, to grey in colour. The common frog is said to be able to change its skin tone in order to fit in more effectively in its surroundings.

Like many other frog species, the common frog has webbed toes and eyes on the top of its head, in order to better equip the common frog for its aquatic lifestyle. The male common frog can also be distinguished from the female, by a small swelling that appears on one of his toes during the mating season.

The common frog is a carnivorous animal and the majority of the common frog's diet consists of small invertebrates such as insects and spiders. The common frog also hunts larger invertebrates including worms and snails that are present in the common frog's woodland or marshland habitat.

Due to its small size, the common frog often has numerous predators within its natural environment. The common frog is eaten by various animal species that includes foxes, cats, birds, snakes and even some large fish.

Common frogs tend to breed in the early spring, when mating takes place in calm, shallow pools of water. The female common frog lays up to 2,000 eggs in a sticky cluster that floats on the water's surface, known as frogspawn. Once developed the common frog tadpoles emerge into the water where they are fully aquatic until they metamorphose into adult common frogs and are able to leave the water.

Common Frog Translations

български език
Планинска жаба
Català
Granota roja
Cesky
Skokan hnědý
Dansk
Butsnudet frø
Deutsch
Grasfrosch
English
Common Frog
Español
Rana temporaria
Eesti
Rohukonn
Suomi
Sammakko
Français
Grenouille rousse
Magyar
Gyepi béka
Italiano
Rana temporaria
日本語
ヨーロッパアカガエル
Nederlands
Bruine kikker
Norsk
Vanlig frosk
Polski
Żaba trawna
Svenska
Vanlig groda
中文
林蛙

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First Published: 1st February 2010, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Feb 2010]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Feb 2010]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Feb 2010]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Feb 2010]

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