Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Discoglossidae > Genus: Discoglossus > Species: Discoglossus sardus

Tyrrhenian painted frog - Discoglossus sardus Tschudi, 1837

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 89 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1190


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT5160014 Italy Isola di Montecristo e Formica di Montecristo - area terrestre e marina Map
IT51A0023 Italy Isola del Giglio Map
IT51A0025 Italy Monte Argentario, Isolotto di Porto Ercole e Argentarola Map
ITB044009 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
FR9301613 France Rade d'Hyères Map
FR9402002 France Forêt Territoriale de Rospa-Sorba (partie sud-est) Map
ITB022212 Italy Supramonte di Oliena, Orgosolo e Urzulei - Su Sercone Map
ITB021107 Italy Monte Albo Map
ITB040019 Italy Stagni di Colostrai e delle Saline Map
ITB043032 Italy Isola di Sant'Antioco, Capo Sperone Map
ITB010003 Italy Stagno e ginepreto di Platamona Map
FR9400591 France Plateau de Pertusato/ Bonifacio et îles Lavezzi Map
ITB010042 Italy Capo Caccia (con le Isole Foradada e Piana) e Punta del Giglio Map
FR9400576 France Massif montagneux du Cinto Map
ITB040024 Italy Isola Rossa e Capo Teulada Map
FR9400586 France Embouchure du Stabiaccu, Domaine Public Maritime et îlot Ziglione Map
FR9400574 France Porto/Scandola/Revellata/Calvi/Calanches de Piana (zone terrestre et marine) Map
ITB023037 Italy Costa e Entroterra di Bosa, Suni e Montresta Map
FR9400608 France Mares temporaires du terrain militaire de Frasselli/Bonifacio Map
ITB010006 Italy Monte Russu Map
FR9400600 France Crêtes de Teghime-Poggio d'Oletta Map
FR9400619 France Campo dell'Oro (Ajaccio) Map
FR9400570 France Agriates Map
ITB042216 Italy Capo di Pula Map
ITB042241 Italy Riu S. Barzolu Map
ITB042220 Italy Serra is Tres Portus (Sant'Antioco) Map
ITB041112 Italy Giara di Gesturi Map
ITB042209 Italy A Nord di Sa Salina (Calasetta) Map
FR9402001 France Campomoro-Senetosa Map
ITB011113 Italy Campo di Ozieri e Pianure Comprese tra Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB040031 Italy Monte Arcuentu e Rio Piscinas Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
FR9400581 France Étang de Palo et cordon dunaire Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
ITB040021 Italy Costa di Cagliari Map
FR9400602 France Basse vallée du Tavignano Map
FR9400593 France Roccapina-Ortolo Map
ITB021156 Italy Monte Gonare Map
ITB043056 Italy Giara di Siddi Map
ITB013048 Italy Piana di Ozieri, Mores, Ardara, Tula e Oschiri Map
FR9400583 France Forêt de l'Ospedale Map
FR9400569 France Crêtes du Cap corse, vallon de Sisco Map
ITB010001 Italy Isola Asinara Map
FR9400595 France Iles Sanguinaires, plage de Lava et Punta Pellusella Map
ITB013044 Italy Capo Caccia Map
ITB040029 Italy Costa di Nebida Map
ITB010007 Italy Capo Testa Map
FR9400580 France Marais del Sale, zones humides périphériques et forêt littorale de Pinia Map
ITB041106 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli e Sarrabus Map
FR9400611 France Massif du Renoso Map
FR9402009 France Mare temporaire de Musella/Bonifacio Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
ITB042208 Italy Tra Poggio la Salina e Punta Maggiore Map
FR9400618 France Marais et tourbières du Valdo et de Baglietto Map
FR9400592 France Ventilegne-la Trinite de Bonifacio-Fazzio Map
ITB043035 Italy Costa e Entroterra tra Punta Cannoni e Punta delle Oche - Isola di San Pietro Map
FR9400582 France Plateau du Coscione et massif de l'Incudine Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
ITB042210 Italy Punta Giunchera Map
FR9400579 France Monte d'Oro / Vizzavona Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
FR9400588 France Suberaie de Ceccia/Porto-Vecchio Map
FR9400603 France Rivière de la Solenzara Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB010082 Italy Isola dell'Asinara Map
FR9400571 France Étang de Biguglia Map
ITB040027 Italy Isola di San Pietro Map
FR9402004 France Chênaie verte et junipéraie de la Tartagine Map
ITB040071 Italy Da Piscinas a Riu Scivu Map
FR9400584 France Marais de Lavu Santu et littoral de Fautea Map
ITB040028 Italy Punta S'Aliga Map
ITB011155 Italy Lago di Baratz - Porto Ferro Map
FR9400577 France Rivière et vallée du Fango Map
ITB023049 Italy Monte Ortobene Map
ITB043025 Italy Stagni di Colostrai Map
ITB031104 Italy Media Valle del Tirso e Altopiano di Abbasanta - Rio Siddu Map
ITB023051 Italy Altopiano di Abbasanta Map
FR9400587 France Iles Cerbicale et frange littoral Map
FR9400578 France Massif du Rotondo Map
ITB020015 Italy Area del Monte Ferru di Tertenia Map
ITB033036 Italy Costa di Cuglieri Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
FR9400614 France Région de Furiani et monte Canarinco Map
FR9400568 France Cap Corse nord et île Finocchiarola, Giraglia et Capense (côte de Macinaggio à Centuri) Map
FR9402003 France Forêt territoriale du Fium'Orbu (partie sud-est) Map
FR9400590 France Tre Padule de Suartone, Rondinara Map
ITB010008 Italy Arcipelago La Maddalena Map
FR9400598 France Massif du Tenda et forêt de Stella Map
ITB042251 Italy Corongiu de Mari Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Discoglosse sarde French Gasc J.P. and al.
Discoglosso sardo Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Rana Tirrenica Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Sapillo pintojo de Cerdeña Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sardijnse schijftongkikker Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sardischer Scheibenzüngler German Gasc J.P. and al.
Tyrrhenian painted frog English Gasc J.P. and al.
Tyrrhensk malet frø Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Pseudis sardoa Gené, 1838

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100