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First bioacoustic and morphological data for the presence of Pelophylax bedriagae in Bulgaria

Published Online: 07 Mar 2018
Page range: 54 - 63
Received: 30 Nov 2017
Accepted: 11 Jan 2018
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2603-347X
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15 Dec 2015
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1 time per year
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English
Abstract

Water frog mating calls from two localities were studied and analyzed. Recordings were made in the summer of 2010 at the Arkutino swamp near the town of Primorsko and at the Vurbitza River near the town of Momchilgrad. A total of 154 calls were analyzed and the results suggested the presence of both the Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) and the Levant frog (Pelophylax bedriagae) in both sites, with the former being more frequent in Vurbitza River, and the latter – in Arkutino. At Vurbitza, we also captured and measured 2 specimens, which morphological characteristics differed from P. ridibundus and matched those of P. bedriagae. These are the first localities for P. bedriagae in Bulgaria.

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