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Distribution and Habitat
The species inhabits a part of Iberian Peninsula and small territories somewhat northwards. The eastern margin of the range runs from Northern Italy (Piedmont and Liguria), through the Eastern France to parts of Belgium and Luxembourg. On the Iberian Peninsula, the frog lives mainly in the southern and the northwestern regions, being distributed discontinuously or absent from large central and northern areas.The species inhabits light forests (including pine forests), as well as open and agricultural landscapes. It occurs usually in stagnant waters, from deep ponds to small pools of water, flooded quarries, weakly flowing brooks etc. Preferred habitats are stony and sandy areas.