92/43/EEC Directive ann. IV
Among red Italian frogs it is the species with more markedly terrestrial habits; it is typical of Hardwood or mixed woods but also frequents cultivate and meadows until 1600 m.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia it is rather frequent. The breeding sites are small lakes and ponds, simple ponds, tanks and troughs, with abundant vegetation. The reproductive period goes font mid February to early April. Males reach site before females and remain longer (2-3 weeks). Males emit weak chants booster. It eats small invertebrates, especially insects.
Among predators of this species there are mammals, aquatic birds and reptiles (particularly water snakes). The species is threatened due to habitats disappearance, to use of poisons and chemical fertilizers but also by predation on tadpoles by introduced salmonids.