Welcome to club100

Welcome to club100.net

Hi there,

We're a couple of Swedes with a strong interest in European Field Herpetology, i.e. we like to travel all across Europe to study frogs, lizards, newts, salamanders, turtles, tortoises, snakes, geckos and chameleons in their natural habitats.

We take a lot of photographs, record sounds and gather knowledge on where and how to find the different species. There are roughly 200 different species to be found in Europe and we're now roughly half way (hence the name of the site) to having seen them all :-) Over the years the twitching (when you observe a species that you have not previously seen) of species have kind of grown on us and we now plan our holidays to parts of Europe where we are likely to find the most new species...

To us the beauty of these animals lies in observing them in the wild and that's why the conservation and restoration of natural habitats is an important issue to us.

The purpose of this site is to provide a meeting place for European field herpetology enthusiasts. We also want to share our photos, sounds and stories and hope that You want to do the same.

Send an email to the webmaster if You have additions, comments or suggestions.

Happy Surfing / club100


May 29, 2012

Anders has been to Italy and has finally joined club100! Read the report.
Also photos of new species: Italian Cave Salmander, Speleomantes italicus, Italian Stream Frog, Rana italica and North Italian Cave Salamander, Speleomantes strinatii.

February 8, 2012

Per's twitches have been updated: The updated list.

June 13, 2011

Tommi has been to Japan and met an American immigrant: Lithobates catesbeianus.

January 19, 2011

Finally - the first of Per's summer reports: Eastern Romania in May.

January 17, 2011

Our friends at www.klooiplek.eu has moved and updated their website. Seriously cool!

January 14, 2011

Tommi has been far far away. New photos in the world section.

January 12, 2011

Per has been to Tenerife. Photos of Gallotia galloti and Chalcides viridianus.

September 8, 2010

Last photos from Lesvos. Photos of Laudaka stellio, Lacerta trilineata and Natrix tessellata.

August 22, 2010

More photos from Lesvos. Photos of Maremys rivulata and Testudo graeca.

August 8, 2010

Tommi has been to Lesvos. Photos of Pelophylax bedriagae.

April 15, 2010

Photos from Mauritius in the the world section.

March, 2010

More Chameleons! Please visit the world section.

December 31, 2009

Chameleons are unbelievingly coool! Check out the world section.

December 19, 2009

Now it's time for some Madagascan frogs! Check out the world section.

November 5, 2009

Another couple of photos from Crete: Podarcis cretensis and Hemidactylus turcicus.

October 19, 2009

New photographs from Crete (there will be a short report shortly :): a rather un-stripy Maremys rivulata and some suitably striped Lacerta trilineata.

September 27, 2009

While doing some investigations for an upcoming trip to Crete, I realize that we have forgotten to welcome the former erhardiis: Podarcis cretensis and Podarcis levendis. The former means a "couch twitch" for all of us :-)

August 26, 2009

New photographs: Darevskia praticola.

August 25, 2009

Two new links: Balcanica.info. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Balkans (Thanks Petr for pointing out and embarrasing mistake). And Euroherp.The European Fieldherping Community. What club100.net would have been like if we were younger, had the knowledge and a lot more energy...

August 19, 2009

After having an expert (Jeroen) look at his photos, one of the lizards was identyfied as a Meadow Lizard, Darevskia praticola. Congratulations Per!

June 17, 2009

Per has been on a tour to Italy and Bulgaria by train! Read the report.

May 10, 2009

You want some Madagascar geckos? Go to the the world section.

April 26, 2009

Some new pictures from Madagascar in the the world section.

April 21, 2009

Spring made a brief visit to Sweden and Tommi went out with his camera. New pictures of Bombina bombina, Bufo bufo and Zootoca vivipara.

March 29, 2009

New photos of Podarcis vaucheri and Bufo bufo.

March 12, 2009

Yet a few more pictures from Madagascar in the the world section.

March 10, 2009

Some more pictures from Madagascar in the the world section.

February 9, 2009

New photos of Hellenolacerta graeca and Algyroides moreoticus.

Januari 23, 2009

I have written a small report from Hållnäs, one of few postive things about living in Uppsala :-)

Januari 20, 2009

New photos of Psammodromus hispanicus and Blanus cinereus.

Januari 16, 2009

Some pictures from Madagascar in the the world section.

December 13 (Lucia Day!), 2008

Sometimes we travel outside Europe. Sometimes we see herptiles there. Sometimes we take photos. We have opened a new section - the world - to have somewhere to put the photos. Happy surfing!

December 10, 2008

Finally - The Spain 2008 report!

October 13, 2008

Some bad news and some encouraging... The bad news first - the juvenile Lissotriton montadoni photographed by Per in Romaina turned out to be a Salamandra salamandra... The encouraging one is that several people has pointed this out to us, which must mean they visit club100.net and also care about it's content. Thank you!

October 7, 2008

Long time - no posts. The webmaster has relocated to a new house and has been busy all summer. There has been some activity and there are some reports to be published. Anders has also found an old photo of Vipera latastei. Hope to be back soon.

April 10, 2008

A couple of updates/additions to the species list. We welcome Dinarolacerta montenegrina in the Prokletije mountains in eastern Montenegro and into Albania, we also say hello to Triturus macedonicus replacing carnifex in the Balkan area, to Speleomantes sarrabusensis on south eastern Sardinia and to Podarcis liolepis replacing hispanicus in north eastern Spain, Columbretes Islands and France.

March 9, 2008

A couple of more photos from the Selmer archives: Vipera aspis and Coronella austriaca.

February 19, 2008

Anders has found some old slides and copied them using his new camera :-) Check out the new photos of Pleurodeles waltl and Vipera seoanei.

February 17, 2008

Club100.net wants to inform you about klooiplek.com. A new, very nice looking website with ambitious trip reports and fantastic photos! Hi guys!

January 5, 2008

Happy New Year to everone! club100.net has a new friend. Please check out the homepage of Bobby Bok. You get to practice your Dutch as well :-)

October 12, 2007

Tommi has been to Madeira. Back to Sweden he brought some photographs of Teira dugesii.

September 28, 2007

Daniel Phillips has a new URL for his homepage. Please visit www.herpfrance.com. The twitching lists have also been updated after the latest name changes.

September 9, 2007

Some names have been updated: Dinarolacerta mosorensis, Dalmatolacerta oxycephala, Hellenolacerta graeca, Epidalea viridis and Scelarcis perspicillata.
Club100 friend, Jeroen Speybroeck, has moved his homepage. Check it out!

May 31, 2007

You win, we loose. The forum has been closed due to too much spam. You can still spam the webmaster by email though. Email webmaster

March 25, 2007

Following a suggestion in the forum, Dobrogea in south-eastern Romania has been added to the hot spot-section.

January 5, 2007

We say hello to Calotriton arnoldi, welcome to club100.net. We would also like to mention the 2007 Stockholm Herpetological Symposium. The theme for the talks this year will be "European Herpetofauna" and although the focus (as usual) seems to be on keeping the animals in captivity a field hepethologist may well find them interesting :-)

November 12, 2006

Due to relocation of the webmaster from Cambridge, UK, to Uppsala, Sweden, there have been no updates to the club100.net website for quite some time now. However, the necessary IT-infrastructure is now in place and I will pursue the updating activities. We start with a new species, namely Iberolacerta galani.

July 10, 2006

Per has been to Austria. Read the report.

June 27, 2006

Last pictures from Crete: Mauremys rivulata and Hyla arborea. Also a Calotriton asper from the Pyrenees last year.

June 22, 2006

More pictures from Crete: Epidalea viridis and Lacerta trilineata.

June 13, 2006

New pictures from Crete: Podarcis cretensis.

June 1, 2006

New pictures and sound: Pelophylax cretensis.

May 11, 2006

Further changes...
Pelophylax bedriagae got forgotten last time.
Malpolon monspessulanus has been split in one western species retaining the name and one eastern species named Malpolon insignitus.
Rana kl. hispanica is now gone.
Testudo hermanni has become Eurotestudo hermanni.
Lyciasalamandra luschani has become Lyciasalamandra helverseni.

May 8, 2006

In an effort to harmonize the species names with the NeMys europherp database we have made a couple of changes.
We say good bye to the Montseny Brook Newt, Calotriton arnold after a very short acquaintance.
Rana catesbeiana has become Lithobates catesbeianus.
The Water Frogs have all become Pelophylax rather than Rana (some have got new endings as well):
Pelophylax cerigensis,
Pelophylax cretensis,
Pelophylax epeiroticus,
Pelophylax kl. esculentus,
Pelophylax kl. grafi,
Pelophylax kurtmuelleri,
Pelophylax lessonae,
Pelophylax perezi,
Pelophylax ridibundus and
Pelophylax shqipericus.
Changes also among the toads: Bufo calamita has become Epidalea calamita and Bufo viridis has become Epidalea viridis.

April 29, 2006

Lasse and Tommi have been to Crete. Read the report!

April 27, 2006

New pictures: Podarcis pityusensis and Podarcis lilfordi. The species names have also become links in the Mallorca report

March 29, 2006

Per has been to Mallorca. Read the report.

March 22, 2006

New pictures: Iberolacerta bonnali and Iberolacerta aranica.

March 14, 2006

The Pyrenean Brook Newt has got a new name in Latin, Calotriton asper. We are also happy to announce the arrival of the Montseny Brook Newt, Calotriton arnold. The hot spots section has been updated with more links to species.

March 6, 2006

Club100.net member and keen phothographer Lars (Lasse) Bergendorf has got a photo published in the February issue of the Israeli edition of National Geographic (click here for the article). The article is about efforts to save Pelobates syriacus in Israel.

December 12, 2005

New pictures: Podarcis carbonelli and Salamandra salamandra.

November 16, 2005

The webmaster has been busy lately... Two homepages on our links page have moved; Reptiles and Amphibians des Corbières and Vipers Garden. We also have some new photos; Rana temporaria and Pelophylax kl. esculentus

October 3, 2005

New pictures: Bufo bufo and Podarcis muralis.

September 19, 2005

New pictures: Lissotriton helveticus and Podarcis hispanicus.

September 7, 2005

New pictures: Rana pyrenaica and Vipera seoanei. We have also got an email from Nikolay Tzankov at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia, Bulgaria, with some advice on the specimens on the Mystery Herp page. His comments have been incorporated on the page. If you have a different opinion, or if you want to add something, please email the webmaster.

August 30, 2005

New pictures: Iberolacerta aurelioi and Iberolacerta bonnali.

August 26, 2005

New pictures: Iberolacerta aranica and Calotriton asper.

August 25, 2005

Updates among the newts. The small bodied species boscai, helveticus, italicus, montandoni and vulgaris are now Lissotriton rather than Triturus and alpestris has become Mesotriton.

The observed species list and the twitching lists on the twitching page have been updated accordingly. A total number has also been added to the observed species list; the total number between us is now 141 :)

July 21, 2005

Lasse and Tommi are back from the Pyrenees with seven new twitches. Read the report.

July 14, 2005

Per is back from the Pyrenees with three new twitches (Lasse and Tommi are still there). Read the report from the first week.

July 13, 2005

More pictures from Malta: Chamaeleo chamaeleon and Chalcides ocellatus.

June 27, 2005

Lasse's report from Malta.

June 23, 2005

Pictures from Sweden: Epidalea viridis and Trachemys scripta.
And one from Croatia: Hierophis gemonensis.

June 22, 2005

Pictures from Malta! Podarcis filfolensis and Discoglossus pictus.

June 21, 2005

Lasse has been to Malta and managed to get two new twitches, congratulations! Pictures and a report will follow.

Thanks to the input of Hakon Nettmann and others we are also launching the "Mystery Herp" page in true Fältbiologerna tradition. On this page we will put pictures of unidentified species and hope that someone out there in cyberspace can help us with the identification.

June 3, 2005.

New pictures: Dalmatolacerta oxycephala, Bufo bufo and Bombina bombina.

May 26, 2005.

The report from Per's trip to Bosnia/Herzegovina and Croatia is ready.

May 17, 2005.

More pictures from Per's Croatia trip: Salamandra salamandra, Podarcis melisellensis and Lacerta trilineata.

May 11, 2005.

Per is back from Croatia with five new twitches which brings him above the magic 100. Congratulations Per! During the trip he worked hard with his new digital Pentax and here are the first new pictures: Pseudopus apodus, Algyroides nigropunctatus and Platyceps najadum.

April 12, 2005.

New pictures: Dalmatolacerta oxycephala, Lacerta agilis and Dinarolacerta mosorensis.

April 6, 2005.

New pictures: Podarcis melisellensis and Pelophylax shqipericus.

April 4, 2005.

New sound: Hyla sarda.

March 17, 2005.

New pictures: Euprepes auratus and Laudaka stellio.

March 4, 2005.

New pictures: Hyla arborea, Lacerta anatolica, Lacerta trilineata and Ophisops elegans.

February 23, 2005.

Improved pictures of Pleurodeles waltl and some new pictures of Rana graeca.

February 21, 2005.

Some changes among the species. Rana bergeri is no longer a species which is sad since we all lost a twitch ;-) The pictures and sound can now be found under Pelophylax lessonae. Two other changes with impact on club100.net are the change from Cyrtopodion kotschyi to Mediodactylus kotschyi and that Macroprotodon cucullatus has become the Balearic False Smooth Snake which means that the snake observed by Per in Spain was Macroprotodon brevis.

February 2, 2005.

New Pictures: Salamandra corsica, Pelophylax lessonae and Pleurodeles waltl.

January 19, 2005.

New Pictures: Hierophis viridiflavus, Hyla sarda and Podarcis tiliguerta.

January 13, 2005.

New Pictures: Archaeolacerta bedriagae, Discoglossus montalentii and Euproctus montanus.

January 10, 2005.

New Year, New Pictures: Euleptes europaea, Hemidactylus turcicus and Tarentola mauritanica.

December 7, 2004.

New pictures: Vipera aspis, Vipera ammodytes and Vipera berus.

December 2, 2004.

It has been quiet for a while on club100 now but that does not mean that we have been inactive! Hundreds of files have been updated to bring consistency in species and latin names with herp.it and Jeroen Speybroeck. Hopefully this will make life less confusing.

November 3, 2004.

Various updates in the species list (Iberolacerta etc.). Latin names in reports will remain the old ones though. Also some pictures of Euproctus montanus larvae.

October 12, 2004.

New pictures: Podarcis siculus, Podarcis tiliguerta, Pelophylax lessonae and Salamandra corsica.

October 11, 2004.

The report from Lasse's and Tommi's trip to Corsica is ready. Hotspot Malta added and south west Bulgaria updated. Also a new presentation of Lasse.

October 7, 2004.

More pictures from Corsica: Euleptes europaea, Euproctus montanus, Hyla sarda and Archaeolacerta bedriagae.

October 4, 2004.

Lasse and Tommi are back from a successful trip to Corsica. Twitching list updated and new pictures of Hierophis viridiflavus, Discoglossus montalentii, Discoglossus sardus and Zamenis longissimus.

October 1, 2004.

New pictures: Lissotriton helveticus, Tarentola mauritanica, Triturus pygmaeus and Lissotriton vulgaris.

September 27, 2004.

New pictures: Pelophylax lessonae, Rana dalmatina, Pelophylax perezi and Testudo marginata.

September 24, 2004.

New pictures: Podarcis hispanicus, Podarcis vaucheri, Rana arvalis and Pelophylax kurtmuelleri.

September 23, 2004.

New pictures in the reports from Spain 2004 and Switzerland 2004.

September 17, 2004.

New pictures: Podarcis peloponnesiacus, Podarcis siculus, Pelobates syriacus and Podarcis tauricus.

September 10, 2004.

New pictures: Podarcis erhardii, Pelobates fuscus, Pelodytes ibericus, Podarcis muralis.

September 8, 2004.

Slight redesign... Hope you like it. We have also tidied up a little. We have now taken up Podarcis vaucheri as a separate species and added two new Hot Spots: Rhodes and Corfu.

September 1, 2004.

New pictures: Proteus anguinus, Podarcis bocagei, Podarcis carbonelli and Pelobates cultripes.

August 27, 2004.

Now we have the report from Rhodes ! Also some more pictures from the same trip: Epidalea viridis, Hyla arborea (also recorded call), Laudaka stellio and Mauremys rivulata .

August 23, 2004.

Per has been to Switzerland and brought back some new photos: Salamandra atra and Mesotriton alpestris.
Also new pictures of Algyroides marchi, Lissotriton helveticus and Salamandra salamandra.

August 19, 2004.

New pictures from Rhodos: Ophisops elegans, Euprepis auratus and Lacerta anatolica.

July 20, 2004.

New pictures: Mauremys rivulata, Natrix natrix, Natrix tessellata and Psammodromus algirus.

July 13, 2004.

Lasse and Tommi are back from Rhodes. They both got seven (7) new twitches! Twitching list updated. Pictures and report to follow...

July 12, 2004.

Nwe pictures: Iberolacerta monticola, Lacerta viridis, Zootoca vivipara and Mauremys leprosa.

July 8, 2004.

New pictures: Elaphe quatuorlineata, Lacerta bilineata, Hellenolacerta graeca and Timon lepidus.

July 7, 2004.

Nwe pictures: Bufo calamita, Epidalea viridis, Coronella austriaca and Hierophis gemonensis.

July 2, 2004.

New pictures: Algyroides marchi, Timon lepidus and Natrix maura.
Lasse also recommends www.herpetofauna.at which he found when researching for his trip to Rhodos. (Wonder why we haven't found it before?)

July 1, 2004.

Per has been to Spain.

June 28, 2004.

New pictures: Macroprotodon brevis, Algyroides nigropunctatus, Emys orbicularis and Iberolacerta cyreni.

June 24, 2004.

List of species observed by club 100 people.

June 23, 2004.

Newts en masse: Triturus cristatus, Triturus carnifex, Lissotriton boscai and Mesotriton alpestris.

June 18, 2004.

New pictures: Pelophylax perezi, Rana graeca, Pelophylax esculentus and Pelophylax epeiroticus.

June 16, 2004.

New pictures: Hemidactylus turcicus, Rana temporaria, Pelophylax lessonae and Pelophylax ridibundus.

June 10, 2004.

We have recieved some pictures from Monica Andersson in Madrid. The lucky girl has both Timon lepidus and Podarcis hispanicus in her garden!

New pictures: Hyla meridionalis, Discoglossus montalentii and Lacerta schreiberi.

June 8, 2004.

Lasse reports from a trip to Croatia and Montenegro in May.

June 7, 2004.

New pictures: Rhinechis scalaris, Anguis fragilis and Lacerta trilineata.

June 1, 2004.

New sound: Pelophylax shqipericus. New pictures: Mediodactylus kotschyi, Chamaeleo chamaeleon and Coronella girondica.

May 20, 2004.

New pictures: Dinarolacerta mosorensis, Podarcis melisellensis, Pelophylax shqipericus and Dalmatolacerta oxycephala.

May 19, 2004.

New pictures: Speleomantes supramontis, Hierophis viridiflavus, Podarcis tiliguerta and Salamandra corsica.

May 18, 2004.

New pictures: Chalcides ocellatus, Hyla sarda, Algyroides fitzingeri and Lacerta agilis.

May 14, 2004.

New pictures: Algyroides marchi, Algyroides nigropunctatus and Bufo bufo.

May 10, 2004.

New pictures: Acanthodactylus erythrurus, Hyla arborea and Coronella austriaca.

May 6, 2004.

New pictures: Speleomantes supramontis, Discoglossus montalentii and Bufo calamita.

May 4, 2004.

New pictures: Anguis fragilis, Bombina bombina and Algyroides moreoticus.

April 28, 2004.

Per and Anders have been to Sardinia and Corsica. Report now available. (Photos will follow...)

April 22, 2004.

Thanks to French gentlemen Pierre-André Crochet and Philippe Geniez there have been a change among the photos. Discoglossus sardus are now Discoglossus montalentii.

March 29, 2004.

New pictures: Podarcis erhardii and Hyla arborea.

March 22, 2004.

New pictures: Eurotestudo hermanni and Pelophylax ridibundus.

March 17, 2004.

Who are we? A short presentation of the people behind club100.net.

March 15, 2004.

New pictures: Natrix tessellata and Podarcis tauricus.

March 11, 2004.

Species linked in reports from Italy/Sicily and Sardinia/Corsica.

March 8, 2004.

New pictures: Lacerta trilineata, Emys orbicularis and Zootoca vivipara.

March 4, 2004.

New pictures: Pelophylax esculentus, Natrix tessellata and Lissotritus vulgaris.

March 1, 2004.

Lists updated.
New pictures: Rana dalmatina, Testudo graeca and Podarcis erhardii.

February 27, 2004.

Species updated with three new species: Speleomantes strinatii, Iberolacerta cyreni and Elaphe sauromates.
Also many thanks to Jeroen Speybroeck for his help with proofreading!
New pictures: Malpolon insignitus, Montivipera xanthina and Pelobates fuscus.

February 25, 2004.

New pictures on: Epidalea viridis, Dolichophis caspius, Ablepharus kitaibelii and Mediodactylus kotschyi.

February 23, 2004.

Out goes Guides, in comes Hot Spots !
New picture: Gallotia galloti.
New sound: Pelophylax lessonae.

February 19, 2004.

Sound available for Pelophylax perezi, Pelophylax kurtmuelleri, Pelophylax epeiroticus and Hyla meridionalis.
Pictures in reports.

February 16, 2004. Beta-version of Site Launched.

Please take this for what it is. Design is not ready and content wise we're a bit thin. We live in Japan, the UK and Sweden and really need to put it on the web so that all of us can see and have opinions. Please be patient.