Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelobatidae > Genus: Pelobates > Species: Pelobates syriacus

Syrian spadefoot - Pelobates syriacus Boettger, 1889

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1200


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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

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Pélobate syrien French Gasc J.P. and al.
Syrian spadefoot English Gasc J.P. and al.
Syrische Knoblauchkröte German Gasc J.P. and al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF 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

External data

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

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Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 200 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 200 individuals from each species to be caught. Temporary keeping in captivity of 15% of each species from permitted catch for not more than 2 moths. No impact
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