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

Italian Spadefoot - Pelobates fuscus insubricus Cornalia, 1873

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Continental - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 26 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Pelobates fuscus
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • rivers and lakes
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1199


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Italian Spadefoot English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kmoflookpad (subsp.) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Knoblauchkröte (subsp.) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pélobate brun italien French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pelobate fosco italiano Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sapo de espuelas italiano Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Pelobates fuscus insubricus
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