Grenouille des champs (F); Heikikker (NL); Åkergroda (S); Spidssnudet frø (DK); Skokan ostronosý (CZ)

Eastern and northern parts of Europe, normally at low altitudes. Westernmost region is the Alsace; southernmost regions in Croatia - Romania. Absent from Great Britain and Ireland.

about 4-6.5 cm;
about 4-6.5 cm

Pupil: , horizontally elliptic;

Back usually rich in contrast, the colour and pattern very variable, from uniform brown to black blotched animals. An – often-occurring – pale broad vertebral stripe from the snout onto the cloaca always points out Moor frog, a black spotted flank very often. Large metatarsal tubercles. Nuptial pads on thumbs of the - like in Common frog – black to dark-brown.

Mating: In March, immediately after the Common frog. Moor frogs spawn explosively: within a few days many frogs spawn, now and then several hundreds assembled at one site.
Call: sounds like air escaping from a submerged empty bottle: "waug.…waug….waug".
During the breeding-climax are often bright blue coloured (photo).


Moor frog Rana arvalis
Moor frog

Adult Moor frogs (above left)
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