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Edible Frog
Rana esculenta on Nymphaea edit.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: 'Pelophylax'
Species: 'P. lessonae × P. ridibundus'
Binomial name
Pelophylax kl. esculentus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

Pelophylax esculentus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rana esculenta Linnaeus, 1758

The Edible Frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus) is a species of frogs. It lives in Europe. It is also known as water frog or green frog. However, green frog is usually given to the North American frog Lithobates clamitans. The Edible frog is used as a food source to people in France.

P. esculentus is endemic to Europe. It naturally occurs from the northern half of France to western Russia, and from Estonia and Denmark to Bulgaria and northern Italy. The edible frog is introduced in Spain and the United Kingdom. The natural range is nearly identical to that of P. lessonae

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