Green Frog (Pelophylax esculentus) is the fertile hybrid of the Marsh Frog (P. ridibundus) and the Pool Frog (P. lessonae). All three species often coexist. The range of the Green Frog is almost identical to that of the Pool Frog.
■ Listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a protected fauna species.
■ Listed in Annex V of EU Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats of wild fauna and flora (the Habitats Directive).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Amphibia – amphibians
■ Order Anura – frogs
■ Family Ranidae – true frogs
■ Species Pelophylax esculentus – Green Frog