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021 Red Frog

Observed: 12th March 2011 By: GillyPoppsGillyPopps’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

Found this red coloured frog in pond. I know there are many coloured varieties of common frog but not quite sure. Can anybody help with id. and what might have made it red?

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RED Common Frog

Can anyone help id this frog and why it is this colour?

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Red frogs -

of the Rana temporaria persuasion are not that uncommon. The species shows quite a bit of colour variation.
They can and do suffer from chytrid disease, which can cause red patches on other skin colours, but this doesn't look to be the case here.