IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Gayda (1940) Rana kurtmuelleri bears great resemblance to Rana ridibunda. It was not until 1991 that it was distinguished from the latter by bio-acoustic analysis (Schneider et al 1993). Average body length for males about 72 mm and for females 78 mm. Shape typical of a green waterfrog. Eyes closely set, long hind legs and paired vocal sacs at the corners of the mouth. In most frogs the back is green, but can also be partially or entirely brown. Often there is a light green middorsal longitudinal stripe. Irregular dark green or -in brown animals- dark brown spots are randomly distributed over the back. The tympana are bronze colored or green in the center with a dark periphery. The vocal sacs of the males are light to dark gray (Schneider et al 1993).

It is not unanimously accepted that Rana ridibunda and Rana kurtmuelleri are different species.


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