Levant Water Frog
Pointed snout; horizontal eye pupils; round eardrums; webbed toes for swimming; long hind legs for jumping; relatively smooth skin. Color varies from green to gray and brown; spots vary in color, size, and arrangement; some have a stripe down their back. Males are smaller than females and have two vocal sacs on their lower jaw to amplify mating calls.
Sits in shallow water by day. Dives under water to avoid detection. Calls increase in the evening.
Levant water frogs feed on insects, small fish, and other small animals; they resort to cannibalism in dry periods.
Valleys with flowing or stagnant water in northwestern and western Jordan. Isolated population in Azraq.