Rana arvalis

Common name: the Moor Frog

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Size: up to 55-60 mm

Description: upperside coloration grey, light-olive, brown, yellowish or rufous with triangle-shaped dark ear spots; underside white or yellowish sometimes with grey spots

Habitat: a wide variety of habitats, such as tundra, forest tundra, forest, forest steppe, steppe, forest edges, glades, semideserts, swamps, meadows, fields, bush lands and gardens

Activity: diurnal and nocturnal, hibernation occurs from September to June (nothern parts of its range) and from November to February (southern parts of its range)

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: breeding period lasts from March to June depending on location and starts within one month after the frogs spring appearance. Eggs are laid into the water

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