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Pelophylax saharicus

Pelophylax saharicus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-05
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H10, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 28-200 mm
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-30 3:48
Viewed: 964
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My bicycle travels in Tunisia:

A surprise avaited me in the remote oasis Naftah : a Sahara Frog, Pelophylax saharicus (Boulenger), Saharafrosch, Ranidae. How can frogs possibly get here? The question was somehow answered for me when on the next day a heavy rainstorm set in, filling flat lands for days with open water over many kilometers. Of course passive migration is another explanation; egrets and other birds may inadvertently step on sticky frog eggs, the eggs getting stuck on their feet. Eggs get transported elsewhere that way.

The yellow streak under the eye gives the species away. In Naftah thre is only one more Amphibian species to be expected, Discoglossus pictus

Ehem, Luciano has a much better picture of the Sahara frog ! https://www.treknature.com/gallery/Africa/Tunisia/photo125146.htm

ID: Jihène Ben Hassine & Saïd Nouira, 2012. "Répartition géographique et affinités écologiques des amphbiens de Tunisie" sur https://www.researchgate.net/

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-10-30 6:46]

Hello Dietrich,
A nice overhead shot of this beautiful Sahara frog. It has very attractive markings and resembles some of the frogs I've seen here in Ohio. Its nose seems to be a bit more pointed then our Bull Frogs. Focus is sharp and it's always neat to view critters in their natural habitat.

Dietrich very nice picture with good details
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-10-30 12:33]

Hi Dietrich,there are more frog in this tunisian zone,i have one with a son in my gallery taken in a oasi close to Tozeur...where there is water,the life of frogs is easy. Perfect capture from above made in the usual top quality. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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