Rana italica

Subgenus: Rana
family: Ranidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Italy

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to the Apennine Mountains and other hilly areas of Italy south of the Po Valley. It is generally found at elevations ranging between 30 and 1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a mostly montane species associated with fast flowing streams that have a rocky substrate. It may also be found in small ponds or mountain peat bogs. It also occurs in some man-made habitats such as water troughs.


It is quite common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats to this species are the loss of stream habitats and aquatic pollution presumably through agriculture and urbanization, and also predation by introduced salmonid fishes.

Conservation Actions

It is listed on Annex IV of the EU Habitats Directive, and on Appendix II of the Bern Convention and it is protected by national legislation. It occurs in several protected areas.


Franco Andreone, Claudia Corti, Roberto Sindaco, Antonio Romano 2009. Rana italica. In: IUCN 2014


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