Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

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Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

Postby Magnus Öhrn » Sun May 26, 2013 7:07 pm

Hallo!
I was doing a search for some poolfrogs in Sweden yesterday and managed to find a single speciemen. This was my first attempt to find one and I got home with a lifer in my camera.
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Re: Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

Postby Alexandre Roux » Sun May 26, 2013 7:10 pm

Sure it was really P.lessonae (even if it really looks like a lot to this species)?
Whatever it's a nice find !
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Re: Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

Postby Magnus Öhrn » Thu May 30, 2013 1:12 pm

The frog was found in an area where no other Pelophylax exists (South of the City of Gävle, by the coast) so I think it´s a P.lessonae. If anyone can verify it´s a P.lessonae I will be most gratefull.
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Re: Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu May 30, 2013 1:59 pm

Impossible to be 100% sure from just such a photo, but looks about right (pigmentation, proportions).
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Re: Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

Postby Jimmy Lundqvist » Thu May 30, 2013 8:43 pm

The location of the observation matches their small range in Sweden, so its definitely a Pool frog.

This article (in Swedish) cover pretty much their situation in Sweden.
http://www.rana.se/Rapporter/er049.pdf
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Re: Search for Pelophylax lessonae in Sweden

Postby Magnus Öhrn » Fri May 31, 2013 6:39 am

Thanks for your replies.
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