The Iberian water frog (rana perezi) while molting

At this point a few photos with short explanations about the molting of Iberian water frogs. Who only wants to see the pictures, please change to the gallery.

The skin is rejected at regular intervals:

You can recognize the molting easily, looking at frogs with such an opened mouth:

The frog blows himself up and casts off the skin with its feet and …

…pushes it into his wide opened mouth. So it serves as food!

July 2009

Birgit Kremer

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