Common Frog

Pelophylax KL Esculentus

The Common Frog is also known as the Edible Frog. However, I have chosen not to refer to it as such because I don’t want to. The Common Frog is associated with French cuisine (their legs in particular), although they are found throughout most of Europe.

Like most frogs, the Common Frog loves to eat flies and insects and will hang out on muddy banks of lakes, ponds, or whatever body of water strikes their fancy. Their eyes are near the tops of their heads, so they can be very still and because they are camouflaged, are difficult for predators to see.

Mixing of species doesn’t go over well in nature. But, The Common Frog is a mix of two similar species (but genetically different), they have chromosomes from Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) and the Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus). This is referred to as “hybridogenesis.” And I would explain it to you if I fully understood it, but I do not. Instead, here is a video about Gregor Mendel.

Least Concern


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