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Common frog

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Common frog

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Common frog, also known as frog, is the most common frog species in Finland. It has a smooth skin and varying colour, but most frogs are brown with dark spots on the back side. Common frog is active at dusk and they move mostly by jumping. After rain they may also be on the move during daytime. The species hibernates over winter.

Common frog is not picky considering its habitats and it occurs in forests, meadows, peatlands and gardens. Its area of distribution covers almost all of Eurasia with the exception of its southern parts.

Common frog is a protected species in Finland. The adult individuals feed on earthworms, snails, insects and spiders whereas the tadpoles eat e.g. algae. The appearance of Common frog resembles that of Moor frog (Rana arvalis).

Many of protected key habitats are important to Common frog as a breeding ground.

Common frog

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aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
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pine
21-50y
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spruce
51-100y
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