Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) Camerano 1882 (Anura, Ranidae), an addition to the Finnish amphibian fauna

  • Tom Hoogesteger Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä
  • Joel Rahkonen Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä
  • Ari Karhilahti Zoological Museum, University of Turku

Abstract

A population of pool frogs (Pelophylax lessonae) has been discovered in the municipality of Kaarina, southwestern Finland. The species had not previously been recorded from Finland. The frogs show the external characteristics of the northern clade of the species, which suggests that they are of different origin than the allochthonous edible frogs (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) that are also present in southwestern Finland.
Published
2013-12-31
How to Cite
Hoogesteger, T., Rahkonen, J., & Karhilahti, A. (2013). Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) Camerano 1882 (Anura, Ranidae), an addition to the Finnish amphibian fauna. Memoranda Societatis Pro Fauna Et Flora Fennica, 890. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/msff/article/view/40883
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