Amphibians in the Dordtse Biesbosch

Due to the wide tidal range before the closure of the estuary the Dordtse Biesbosch was in the past an unsuitable habitat for amphibian species.

The changes caused by the Delta plan have meant that there are now five species of amphibians to be seen:- Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris), Common Toad (Bufo bufo), Common Frog (Rana temporaria), Lake Frog (Rana ridibunda), Water Frog (Rana esculenta synklepton)


Grote groene kikker Foto: Henkjan Faber
  Lake Frog - (Rana ridibunda)
Gewone pad Foto: Ronald van Jeveren Bruine kikker Foto: Ronald van Jeveren Photo: Hans Gebuis
Common Toad - (Bufo bufo) Common Frog - (Rana temporaria)  
Groene kikker complex Foto: Ronald van Jeveren Kleine watersalamander Foto: Ronald van Jeveren Photo: Hans Gebuis
Water Frog - (Rana esculenta synklepton) Smooth Newt - (Triturus vulgaris)