Category: Amphibians

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Sonoran Desert Toad Skin Is Toxic, Don’t Lick Their Skin! National Park Service Says

Sonoran Desert Toad Skin Is Toxic, Don’t Lick Their Skin! National Park Service Says

Sonoran desert toads have toxins on their skins that can cause humans to hallucinate if ingested or licked. [...]
Warming Temperatures Cause Red-Eyed Treefrog Embryos To Hatch Before Drying Out

Warming Temperatures Cause Red-Eyed Treefrog Embryos To Hatch Before Drying Out

The frogs are reliant on environmental moisture for development, and when that moisture is other compromised, the eggs hatch to escape the drying eff [...]
New Treefrog Species Discovered On Former Cattle Ranch In Costa Rica

New Treefrog Species Discovered On Former Cattle Ranch In Costa Rica

Donald Valera Soto, co-owner of the Tapir Valley Nature reserve, first heard the trill of the frog, named the Tapir Valley treefrog, in March 2018. [...]
Nearly 2,000 Northern Leopard Frog Tadpoles Released In British Columbia

Nearly 2,000 Northern Leopard Frog Tadpoles Released In British Columbia

The northern leopard frog in Canada has suffered declines in its populations since the 1970s and 1980s due to such factors as pesticide use and the dr [...]
3 Salamander Species Discovered In Southern Appalachian Mountains

3 Salamander Species Discovered In Southern Appalachian Mountains

The new species are from black-bellied salamanders Desmognathus quadramaculatus that were once thought to be a single species. [...]
Asian And Eastern European Frogs Overexploited By EU Food Trade

Asian And Eastern European Frogs Overexploited By EU Food Trade

From 2010-2019, more than 30 million kg of frogs were taken from the wild in Indonesia alone. [...]
When Brazilian Pumpkin Toadlets Jump, They Crash  When They Land

When Brazilian Pumpkin Toadlets Jump, They Crash When They Land

The researchers studied the jumping habits of four Brachycephalus: Brachycephalus brunneus, Brachycephalus coloratus, Brachycephalus pernix, and Brach [...]
North Carolina Salamander Needs Protections, Petition Says

North Carolina Salamander Needs Protections, Petition Says

The center claims that there are between 200 and 500 Hickory Nut Gorge salamanders left in existence. [...]
San Diego Zoo To Captive Breed Chinese Giant Salamanders

San Diego Zoo To Captive Breed Chinese Giant Salamanders

The zoo has partnered with Ocean Park Hong Kong in an effort to breed the species and educate the public about conserving the habitat of the amphibian [...]
Wandering Salamanders Can Jump And Glide From World’s Tallest Trees

Wandering Salamanders Can Jump And Glide From World’s Tallest Trees

The salamander can effortlessly glide from tree branches and maintain a stable gliding position by adjusting its limbs and tails. [...]
New Mountain Frog Species From Australia Discovered And Described

New Mountain Frog Species From Australia Discovered And Described

Philoria knowlesi is known to breed in the spring and early summer, using bogs, banks of headwater streams and seepages as breeding grounds. [...]
Dixie Valley Toad Emergency Listed As Endangered By USFWS

Dixie Valley Toad Emergency Listed As Endangered By USFWS

The toad is the smallest toad within the western toad species complex. [...]
Most Poison Frogs In Herp Keeping Are Captive-Bred, Study Says

Most Poison Frogs In Herp Keeping Are Captive-Bred, Study Says

The poaching and overharvesting of these wild caught frogs can have severe negative impacts on the wild populations as well as the genetic diversity o [...]
Microhylid Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Microhylid Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Synapturanus danta sp. nov., or tapir frog, is a burrower and was found underneath roots of the Clusia sp. tree. [...]
Chytrid Fungus More Prevalent In Baja CA Red-Legged Frogs Than In Southern CA Frogs

Chytrid Fungus More Prevalent In Baja CA Red-Legged Frogs Than In Southern CA Frogs

In addition to the red-legged frogs, the researchers also found that the Western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) had the highest Bd load of all the amphibian s [...]
Researchers Name a Tiny Rainfrog After Activist Greta Thunberg

Researchers Name a Tiny Rainfrog After Activist Greta Thunberg

The frog, named Greta Thunberg’s rainfrogs (Pristimantis gretathunbergae) is tiny, at about 3 to 4 centimeters in length. [...]
USFWS Proposes Protections For Several Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Populations

USFWS Proposes Protections For Several Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Populations

The foothill yellow-legged frog is known for the yellow coloration under their legs. [...]
More than 1,000 Hellbenders Hatched This Fall At St. Louis Zoo

More than 1,000 Hellbenders Hatched This Fall At St. Louis Zoo

Of the 1,333 hatchlings, 583 came from eggs brought to the facility by the Missouri Department of Conservation. [...]
Frogs And Toads Age Faster In Warm Climates, Study Says

Frogs And Toads Age Faster In Warm Climates, Study Says

The researchers believe that the warmer temperatures will also negatively affect other cold-blooded species. [...]
Caring For The African Dwarf Frog

Caring For The African Dwarf Frog

When people hear the word frog, they picture a giant green frog with bulgy eyes hopping through the grass. Or perhaps perched upon a tree branch croa [...]
Five Great Beginner Pet Frogs

Five Great Beginner Pet Frogs

Frogs (and toads) are often the very first herp that keepers interact with. Mine were toads that I caught in the neighborhood canal near my school. We [...]
Poison Frogs: How Dangerous?

Poison Frogs: How Dangerous?

Wild poison frogs are poisonous due to the insects they eat. [...]
White’s Treefrog Care Sheet

White’s Treefrog Care Sheet

White's treefrog is also known as the dumpy frog and Australian green tree frog (Litoria caerulea). [...]
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