A better version of this photo is probably available at the Rana Konsult Photo web gallery
Rana arvalis. The moor frog
is similar to the common frog Rana temporaria but has a more pointed
nose and much more prominent metatarsal tubercels. In south Sweden, the
distinctive and contrasting pattern on the side is also a key character.
Striped morphs appear in other areas but not in south Sweden. The species is
distributed all over Sweden but does not reach as high up in the mountains
as the common frog does.
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