Pelobates syriacus

Common name: the Eastern Spadefoot

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Syria, Turkey

Size: up to 90 mm

Description: upperside gray with dark-greenish spots, underside is white-grayish; pupils of the eyes are vertical

Habitat: wide varity of open uncultivated lands: light forests, steppe, semi-desert and rocky areas.

Activity: nocturnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: breeding period occurs in February-May depending on location

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