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Parsley Frog - Pelodytes punctatus © Teresa Farino Parsley Frog
Pelodytes punctatus
© Teresa Farino

Scientific names of amphibians and fish referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain

The scientific names for amphibians mentioned in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain follow Barbadillo, L J et al. (1999) Anfibios y Reptiles de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias. Editorial GeoPlaneta, S A, with common names - as far as possible - taken from Arnold, E N & Burton, J A (1999) A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins.

Fish scientific and common names are taken from the Fishbase website, supplemented by common names from Miller, P J & Loates, M J (1997) Fish of Britain & Europe. HarperCollins.

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Common name Scientific name
agile frog Rana dalmatina
Allis shad Alosa alosa
alpine newt Triturus alpestris
angler Lophius piscatorius
annular seabream Diplodus annularis
Atlantic bonito Sarda sarda
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar
Atlantic stargazer Uranoscopus scaber
Atlantic sturgeon Acipenser sturio
axillary wrasse Symphodus mediterraneus
Ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta
bermejuela Rutilus arcasii
big-scale sand smelt Atherina boyeri
black bullhead Ameiurus melas
black goby Gobius niger
black scorpionfish Scorpaena porcus
black-tailed wrasse Symphodus melanocercus
blacktip grouper Epinephelus fasciatus
bordallo Leuciscus carolitertii
Bosca's newt Triturus boscai
brill Scophthalmus rhombus
brown trout Salmo trutta fario
brown wrasse Labrus merula
cacho Leuciscus pyrenaicus
calandino Rutilus alburnoides
colmilleja Cobitis maroccana
comber Serranus cabrilla
common carp Cyprinus carpio
common frog Rana temporaria
common goby Pomatoschistus microps
common sole Solea solea
common toad Bufo bufo
common tree frog Hyla arborea
common two-banded seabream Diplodus vulgaris
corkwing wrasse Symphodus melops
Crucian carp Carassius carassius
damselfish Chromis chromis
dragonet Callionymus lyra
dusky perch Epinephelus guaza
East Atlantic peacock wrasse Symphodus tinca
eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki
European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus
European barracuda Sphyraena sphyraena
European chub Leuciscus cephalus
European conger Conger conger
European eel Anguilla anguilla
European pilchard Sardina pilchardus
European plaice Pleuronectes platessus
European river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis
European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax
fire salamander Salamandra salamandra
flathead mullet Mugil cephalus
flounder Platichthys flesus
freshwater blenny Salario fluviatilis
giant goby Gobius cobitis
gilthead seabream Sparus auratus
golden-striped salamander Chioglossa lusitanica
green toad Bufo viridis
Iberian barbel Barbus comizo
Iberian frog Rana iberica
Iberian midwife toad Alytes cisternasii
Iberian nase Chondrostoma polylepis
Iberian painted frog Discoglossus galganoi
Iberian pool frog Rana perezi
jarabugo Anaecypris hispanica
lamprehuela Cobitis calderoni
largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides
large-scaled scorpionfish Scorpaena scrofa
leaping mullet Liza saliens
leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus
Lusitanian toadfish Halobatrachus didactylus
Mallorcan midwife toad Alytes muletensis
marbled newt Triturus marmoratus
Mediterranean moray Muraena helena
Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Coris julis
Mediterranean sand smelt Atherina hepsetus
midwife toad Alytes obstetricans
mosquitofish Gambusia spp.
natterjack toad Bufo calamita
northern pike Esox lucius
ornate wrasse Thalassoma pavo
painted comber Serranus scriba
painted frog Discoglossus pictus
palmate newt Triturus helveticus
pardilla Rutilus lemmingii
parsley frog Pelodytes punctatus
peacock blenny Salaria pavo
pearly wrasse Xyrichtys novacula
pouting Trisopterus luscus
pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus
Pyrenean brook salamander Euproctus asper
Pyrenean frog Rana pyrenaica
sharp-ribbed salamander Pleurodeles waltl
stripeless tree frog Hyla meridionalis
western spadefoot Pelobates cultripes
 
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