Karpathos Frog, Pelophylax cerigensis

The Karpathos Frog (Pelophylax cerigensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to the country of Greece.

Its natural habitats include Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, arable land, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and ponds. It is threatened by loss of habitat.

This species is known only from Karpathos Island, Greece. Currently, it is only known with certainty from a single river, near Olimbos in the mountains towards the northern side of the island, and it doesn’t appear to range more widely.

It is predominantly an aquatic species, largely restricted to permanent still or slow-running waters and apparently sensitive to habitat change. Breeding and larval development presumably occur in these waterbodies.

Image Caption: Pelophylax cerigensis. Credit: Benny Trapp/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0)