Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana shqiperica

Balkan frog - Rana shqiperica Hotz, Uzzell, Günther, Tunner & Heppich, 1987

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Balkan frog English Gasc J.P. and al.
Balkan-Wasserfrosch German Gasc J.P. and al.
Grenouille d'Albanie French Gasc J.P. and al.
Rana schipetara Croatian Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Pelophylax shqipericus (Hotz, Uzzell, Guenther, Tunner & Heppich, 1987)

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