On the southern distributional limit of the pool frog, Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano, 1882): the first record in Volgograd region, Russia

  • Georgiy Lada G. R. Derzhavin Tambov State University, 33, ul. Internatsionalnaya, Tambov, 392000, Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Gordeev Volgograd State University, 100, Universitetskii pr., Volgograd, 400062, Russian Federation
  • Sergey Prilipko All-Russian scientific and research institute of agricultural afforestation of Russian Academy of Agrarian Sciences, 97, Universitetskii pr., Volgograd, 400062, Russian Federation
  • Lev Borkin Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1, Universitetskaya nab., Saint Petersburg, 199164, Russian Federation
  • Spartak Litvinchuk Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 4, Tikhoretskiy pr., Saint Petersburg, 194064, Russian Federation https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7447-6691
  • Yuriy Rosanov Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 4, Tikhoretskiy pr., Saint Petersburg, 194064, Russian Federation

Abstract

Distribution and types of population systems of green frogs (Pelophylax esculentus complex) in the northwest of Volgograd region were studied. The pool frog (P. lessonae) was reliably recorded in two localities of the area studied by use of the precise nuclear DNA flow cytometry method. That allowed to shift the southern boundary of this species area by 30 km. It is zoogeographically important that new records extend the range of the species distribution from the forest-steppe to the steppe zone. Two types of green frog population systems were revealed: a) R-type, ‘pure’ populations of P. ridibundus, and b) R-L-type, a mixed population system including P. ridibundus and P. lessonae. No hybrid P. esculentus was found. Refs 12. Figs 1. Tables 1.

Keywords:

green frogs, Pelophylax lessonae, Pelophylax ridibundus, Ranidae, R-L population system, Volgograd region

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2016-09-26
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Lada, G., Gordeev, D., Prilipko, S., Borkin, L., Litvinchuk, S., & Rosanov, Y. (2016). On the southern distributional limit of the pool frog, <em>Pelophylax lessonae</em&gt; (Camerano, 1882): the first record in Volgograd region, Russia. Biological Communications, (3), 64–68. https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu03.2016.312
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