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Ranamplexus

Postby Alexandre Roux » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:38 am

Hi everybody,

Found this tonight in a pond where I've never seen any Common frog, only Agile.
So, even if I'm convinced that the blue one is a Common frog, I would like to know your mind. By the way, I've rarely seen such a blue color on a Common frog (and never on an Agile frog). The one under must be an Agile, I've checked the white belly.

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Re: Ranamplexus

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:13 am

Nice froggies, but both dalmatina to me... That tympanum seems just too big.
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Re: Ranamplexus

Postby Alexandre Roux » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:43 am

I first thought that there were 2 Agile but changed my mind while looking at my pictures.
The tympanum is indeed too big, I can't see the iris outline and the dorsal lines are too straight.

But that color and the "not so obvious" tapered snout made me doubt.

So thanks for that feedback.
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Re: Ranamplexus

Postby Tom Hoogesteger » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:05 pm

Both are definitely Rana dalmatina.
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