Edible frog

Edible frog

Edible frog

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Pelophylax kl. esculentus

The edible frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus ) is a species of common European frog, also known as the common water frog or green frog (however, this latter term is also used for the North American species Rana clamitans ).

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It is used for food, particularly in France for the delicacy frog legs. Females are between 5 and 9 cm long, males between 6 and 11 cm.

This widespread and common frog has many common names, including European dark-spotted frog, European black-spotted pond frog, and European black-spotted frog.

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Distribution

Geography

Pelophylax esculentus is endemic to Europe. It naturally occurs from the northern half of France to western Russia, and from Estonia and Denmark to Bulgaria and northern Italy. The edible frog is introduced in Spain, Norway and the United Kingdom. The natural range is nearly identical to that of P. lessonae.

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References

1. Edible frog Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_frog
2. Edible frog on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/76317591/87648183

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