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)
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 2013-2018 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

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2013-12-30 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-09-16 Belgium Second Release Art17 Belgium BE_species_reports-13916-154440.xml
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Rana lessonae
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Rana lessonae
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Rana lessonae
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Rana lessonae
2008-03-03 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
2008-02-28 France rapport France Rana lessonae
2008-02-25 United Kingdom UK_submission Rana lessonae
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Rana lessonae
2008-01-16 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Rana lessonae
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Rana lessonae
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