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Common Frog
( Rana Temporaria )

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Rana Temporaria is largely terrestrial; it can be found all over Europe and in some parts of Asia too. It is about 10 cm long and its colour is usually a shade of brown above with black-brown spots. However, it varies greatly in colour. Its small body with no tail is very firm. Their strong legs are used for swimming as well as for jumping.
The Common frog eats insects, spiders, worms and snails. Frogs communicate between one another through typical croaks, which are also the way how males attract females and could be heard far away.
The reproduction cycle starts when the male climbs on the female’s back; consequently he releases his sperm on eggs. This external fertilization occurs in water. After mating, frogs leave their eggs and do no take care of them.
Rana temporaria is found in damp places, dams, lakes and standing water, although they tend to wander too. In winter they hide in holes in the soil. Frogs are very important animals. On one hand they eat insects including crop-damaging insects on the other hand they are used for carrying out numerous experiments.
Common Frog ( Rana Temporaria )




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