Albanian water frog (Pelophylax shqipericus)
English: Albanian water frog (Pelophylax shquipericus) from Montenegro
Deutsch: Skutari-Wasserfrosch (Pelophylax shquipericus) aus Montenegro
Date 1 May 2011
Author Benny Trapp https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Benny_Trapp
The Albanian water frog (Pelophylax shqipericus) is a species of true frog (family Ranidae) and is native to Albania and Montenegro. As its common name suggests, it prefers aquatic environments. The Albanian water frogs are medium-sized and males sometimes bear a distinctive bright green stripe down the length of the backbone. Otherwise males are green to light brown in overall colouring with large black or dark brown spots. Females are olive green or light brown in colour and also bear brown or black large spots. As befits a species that prefers wetland habitats, the webbing on the feet extends to the tips of the toes.
Species: Pelophylax shqipericus (Hotz, Uzzell, Guenther, Tunner & Heppich, 1987)
Synonyms: Rana shqiperica Hotz, Uzzell, Guenther, Tunner & Heppich, 1987