The Naturalist on Chios, Greece.

Mike Taylor , Liverpool Museum.

Frogs and Toads on Chios.

The Common Frog, Rana temporaria, is widespread and common wherever there are aquatic habitats. The European Tree Frog, Hyla arborea, is locally common in suitable habitats like Marmaro Marsh, it can be locally abundant in parts of the Kambos area.

The Common Toad, Bufo bufo, is generally distributed throughout the island and the small toads are a common sight in late May and June as they disperse from their aquatic nurseries in the many seasonal streams and drainage ditches in both agricultural and uncultivated areas. The Green Toad, Bufo viridis, with its distinctively spotted skin is a local resident which has been found in Lithi, Pyrgi and Kato Fana.





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