IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Rana graeca is a brown frog with a relatively short and rounded snout. The body is relatively wide and flat. Individuals reach a snout-vent length of 70 to 80 mm. The pupil is horizontal. The tympanum is often hard to distinguish and is 3/5 of the diameter of the eye. The body is gray, brown, reddish, yellowish or olive, and dark brown spots are often present. There are also individuals with large bright fungus-like spots on the back. The throat has dark pigmentation with a characteristic bright stripe through the middle. The belly is whitish and mostly unspotted.The males turn black-brown in the mating season. Their skin gets jelly-like due to subcutaneous lymph accumulations (Noellert and Noellert 1992).

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