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Pelodytes caucasicus

Taxon: Pelodytes caucasicus
Author: Alisa Sanakoeva
Comment: Lebarde area. VIII, 2016.
Uploaded by: Armen_Seropian

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Scientific Name ID: 126
Name According To:;
Species: caucasicus
Taxon Rank: Species
Scientific Name Authorship: Boulenger, 1896
Vernacular Name: Caucasian parsley frog
Georgian Name: კავკასიური ჯვარულა
GBD Remarks:

A small stream-dwelling frog, limited to temperate rainforest areas. Strictly nocturnal. Breeds in slowly running parts of mountain rivers and brooks, or in forest puddles with clear cold water. Breeding season - May through October. Few hundreds of eggs in a clump. Tadpoles usually overwinter before metamorphosis.

An old Miocene relic with the restricted distribution. The closest relative of the species, Pelodytes punctatus, lives at the Atlantic coast of Europe, thousands of kilometers west from the range of P. caucasicus. Recent molecular genetic data suggest that the two species are isolated since Miocene.

Page Authors: David Tarkhnishvili ,
Reference of occurrence in Georgia: D. Tarkhnishvili & R. Gokhelashvili, 1999. The Amphibians of the Caucasus. Pensoft, Sofia.

Conservation Status

This section is under construction

National Red List Status of have not been evaluated