Italian Agile Frog

The Italian Agile Frog is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Italian agile frog (Rana latastei), to the North American Ranavirus FV3. We demonstrated that mortality occurred due to viral exposure, exposure of tadpoles to decreasing concentrations of FV3 in the laboratory produced dose-dependent survival rates, and cannibalism of virus-carrying carcasses increased mortality due to FV3. More

nearly a third of all amphibians, the Italian agile frog is a declining species facing potential extinction. In north western Italy its populations are severely depleted in genetic variation, while eastern populations remain genetically variable. More

They exposed tadpoles of the Italian agile frog to a virus isolated in North America, thereby simulating the pathogen's outbreak in Europe. The disease susceptibility of tadpoles paralleled the genetic variability in their populations of origin. More

Order : Anura
Family : Ranidae
Genus : Rana
Species : latastei
Authority : Boulenger, 1879