The Common Frog is, as its name suggests, the most common frog that you are likely to see in Britain and in Europe/Asia. It is not present in the far south of Europe.
It has a dark patch behind its eye and usually a broken, upside-down V shape on its upper back.
The colour of the Common Frog varies from brown/grey to olive green; the pattern varies from spots to broken stripes. The underside is light.
Common Frogs hibernate in the coldest months.
The back feet are partially webbed.
Young frog by Terry Hobbs
Frogspawn, also spelled frog spawn (frog eggs).
Frog with spawn, photo by Laurence Bard of Pond Life
The tadpoles that hatch from the spawn are entirely aquatic and initially have no legs. The back legs develop followed by the front ones and the tail recedes until they are tiny frogs.