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

Pool frog - Rana lessonae Camerano, 1882

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Bad
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unknown
Mediterranean - Favourable
Pannonian - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 1207


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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
Damfrosk Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Grenouille de Lessona French Gasc J.P. and al.
Kleiner Wasserfrosch German Gasc J.P. and al.
Pool frog English Gasc J.P. and al.
Rana di Lessona Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Rana verde minore Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Rana meridionalis Lataste, 1876
Rana esculenta var. lessonai Dürigen, 1897
Rana lessonae pannonica Karaman, 1948
Rana esculenta lessonae Stepánek, 1949
Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano, 1882)

Other resources

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 lessonae 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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