Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana esculenta > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Rana esculenta var. lessonai Dürigen, 1897 Gasc J.P. and al. (1997)

Edible frog - Rana esculenta Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Favourable
Pannonian - Favourable
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1210

Distribution

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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
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
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
Edible frog English Gasc J.P. and al.
Grenouille verte French Gasc J.P. and al.
Rana esculenta Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Rana verde Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Teichfrosch German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Pelophylax esculentus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (invalid) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Rana esculenta European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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