Kingdom : Animalia
                         Class : Amphibia
                      Family : Ranidae
       Scientific Name : Pelophylax kl.
                                     esculentus

                      Colour : Brown, Green,
                                       Black, tan
                 Skin Type : Permeable
                      Size(L) : 5cm - 11cm 
                                       (1.9in - 4.7in)
                      Weight : 5g - 12g 
                                       (0.17oz - 0.4oz)

                Top Speed : 8kph (5mph)
                 Life Span : 5 - 15 years
Distinctive Features : Long legs and 
                                     treamlined body
                  Fun Fact : Known to guard the 
                                     muddy banks!
  1. Edible frogs are a species of frog found in Europe.
  2. They are also known as the Common Water Frog and The Green frog.
  3. They are a fertile hybrid resulting from interbreeding of Pool Frog and Marsh Frog.
  4. They get their name as they are now a culinary delicacy (especially the legs) in France.
  5. Edible frogs are medium sized frogs with the females being larger than the males.
  6. During the mating season, the males grow lighter in color.
  7. The males also have vocal sacs outside their cheeks and extra skin patch on their feet for mating.
  8. They mate from March to May and the females get attracted to the males that produce the highest pitch sound.
  9. The female edible frog lays up to 10,000 eggs as a sticky mass in water and the male fertilizes it.
  10. The tadpoles hatch and grow to around 7cm before they metamorphose into frogs.
  11. They inhabit in or very close to water and are found near lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and marshes.
  12. They are diurnal animals which are relatively solitary.
  13. They are known to hibernate on land during winters.
  14. They are carnivores feeding on small invertebrates, though the tadpoles feed on aquatic microorganisms and vegetation.
  15. They have their natural predators in foxes, cats, snakes, owl and water-dwelling birds.
  16. Interestingly, they are one of the rare hybrid species that are fertile.
  17. Deforestation and water pollution cause them habitat loss and therefore are their biggest threats.

 

 

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