Dataset Details - Irish National Frog Database
A database of frog and frog spawn sightings from the Frogwatch and 'Hop to it' - Irish Frog Survey surveys.
28/06/2011
12/09/2016
To establish the distribution of the common frog (Rana temporaria) and to promote awareness of nature conservation amongst the general public.
The majority of records are of casual observations submitted from the general public on recording cards, originally to An Foras Forbartha (until 1984) and from 1997 to the present to the Irish Peatland Conservation Council.
The island of Ireland
1979 to 2007
The data was received by record cards submitted by the general public. The data was digitised from the record cards and some checking of locations and grid reference was done. As frogs and frog spawn are unlikely to be confused with any other species in Ireland, the assumption made is that mis-identification is not a significatn issue.
The database is being added to each year by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. The database up to 1997 was used by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the Article 17 (Habitats Directive) reporting process.
Further information can be obtained from the Irish Peatland Conservation Council's website at http://www.ipcc.ie
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Irish National Frog Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 24 June 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/33>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
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Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset record distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset Contacts
Dr Catherine O'Connell
Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Comhairle Chaomhnaithe Phortaigh na hÉireann, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare
+353 45 860133
bogs@ipcc.ie
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 3046
Year 417
Unknown 20
1979
2007
Record Statistics

3483

1906

1

3

Resolution No. records
100m 1950
1km 1060
2km 0
10km 473
50km 0
Surveys
SurveyId Title Data Capture Period Species Records
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Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
Abundance Measure of abundance of the organism recorded
Common name The common name of the taxon
Record comment A comment associated with any individual record
Record type The type of record
Recorded taxon name The original taxon name associated with the record
Survey name Name of survey if the record was made as part of a specific survey (including collections of casual observations and other loose assemblages of data)
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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