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Life Friuli Fens - Conservation and restoration of calcareous fens in Friuli

Rana dalmatina - D. Ota

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INVERTEBRATES

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FISHES

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AMPHIBIANS

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Agile frog (Rana dalmatina)space
Italian crested newt (Triturus carnifex)space
Italian tree frog (Hyla intermedia)space
Italian agile frog (Rana latastei)space
Yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata)space
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REPTILES

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BIRDS

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MAMMALS

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PHOTO GALLERY
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LIFE FRIULI FENS

Rana dalmatina

 

Agile frog
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.

 

Rana dalmatina

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