Comment: The Pool Frog – a neglected native?
The history of the Pool Frog, Rana lessonae, in this country is curious. There is no conclusive proof to say that it is not a native. Furthermore, it was originally misnamed Edible Frog, R. esculenta, as it was not realised at the time that the Pool Frog was a separate species. Both frogs belong to a genetically complex group called the 'green frogs' which also includes the Marsh Frog, R. ridibunda.