The russet-red Grenouille (scientific name Rana temporaria ) is a Amphibien (in the past batrachian) of Europe.
DescriptionAmphibian of order of Tailless S, frog russet-red has body squat, muzzle strongly round (with the difference of the nimble Grenouille which has the rather pointed muzzle), an eye gilded with the horizontal pupil, two gland lines marked well on the back. The male has two internal vocal bags. Palmations do not exceed half of the toes. In general, the top of the body is of color yellow-red to brown-black. The lower part is blanchâtre-gray in the male, and mottled or veiled of red in the female.
The size of the end of the legs lengthened with the muzzle does not exceed 8 to 10 cm.
Distribution and habitatThe russet-red frog can meet everywhere in Europe until the Northern course and in same Asia, except south of the Spain of the South, Italy and the Balkans.
It affectionate water levels, marshes, ponds and slow rivers, often in forest edge or under the trees, but also in the forests and the meadows wet.
LifestyleIt nourishes Arthropode S like small Insecte S or Crustacé S, larvae of Amphibians, worms.
During the 4 winter months it hibernates, while being envasant in the content of a brook or of a river in the vicinity and will remain motionless there having reduced its vital needs to the minimum.
Characteristic: It is the variety preferred to taste the frog thighs.
ReproductionThe coupling and the laying proceed over one 15 days period between February and April, according to the advance of the vegetation and altitude.
- Song: deaf person, humming, bearing because often emitted little under water.
- Laying: the female lays from 1.500 to 4.000 eggs.
- Tadpoles: are born at the end of 2 to 3 weeks, according to the room temperature, and their development hard from two to three months until their metamorphosis. Sexual maturity is at 3 years. The russet-red frog can live from 6 to 10 years.
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