Category: Frog Amphibian Information & News

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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 [...]
Two New Glass Frog Species Discovered In Ecuadorian Andes

Two New Glass Frog Species Discovered In Ecuadorian Andes

Both frogs are a translucent green in coloration with yellow spots and see through bellies. [...]
New Mossy Frog Species Discovered in Vietnam

New Mossy Frog Species Discovered in Vietnam

Theloderma khoii sp. nov. is different from other mossy frogs in the genus in that it is larger. [...]
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. [...]
Zoo Med Ships Three New Products For Reptile Lovers

Zoo Med Ships Three New Products For Reptile Lovers

Zoo Med Labs has released three new products for reptile enthusiasts; the ReptiCare Infrared Heat Projector, Wipeout Terrarium and Aquarium glass clea [...]
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 [...]
Cuban Treefrogs In Florida Carry Rat Lungworm Disease

Cuban Treefrogs In Florida Carry Rat Lungworm Disease

The state recommends that you euthanize the amphibian immediately and humanely once captured. [...]
African Clawed Frogs Regenerate Hind Limbs With Drug Therapies

African Clawed Frogs Regenerate Hind Limbs With Drug Therapies

The researchers surgically removed one hind leg of adult African clawed frogs and then used a silicone sleeve, called a BioDome cap, on the stump to a [...]
Watergum Australia Launches Cane Toad Bust

Watergum Australia Launches Cane Toad Bust

Cane toads are an invasive species in Australia with population estimates at more than 2 billion. [...]
National Geographic Society Awards Grant To Conserve Gigantes Island Frog

National Geographic Society Awards Grant To Conserve Gigantes Island Frog

It will help with monitoring wild populations of the frog as well as establish a captive breeding program at the University of the Philippines. [...]
Chytrid Fungus Found In California Salamanders

Chytrid Fungus Found In California Salamanders

The Santa Lucia Mountains slender salamander and the arboreal salamander have been exposed to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. [...]
29 Captive Raised Hellbender Salamanders Released In Tennessee

29 Captive Raised Hellbender Salamanders Released In Tennessee

The Nashville Zoo, in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency & Tennessee State University, last month released 29 zoo raised eas [...]
Zoos Victoria Raises 15 Giant Burrowing Frog Tadpoles To Froglet Stage

Zoos Victoria Raises 15 Giant Burrowing Frog Tadpoles To Froglet Stage

Zoos Victoria has announced that 15 of 100 giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus) tadpoles have grown legs and have metamorphosed, a first fo [...]
Exo Terra Donates $5,000 To Help Conservation Efforts Of Oregon Spotted Frog

Exo Terra Donates $5,000 To Help Conservation Efforts Of Oregon Spotted Frog

Exo Terra announced it has donated $5,000 to Wildlife Preservation Canada in an effort to help WPC’s conservation efforts to save the Oregon spotted f [...]
Researchers Record First Instance of So-Called Penis Snake In Florida

Researchers Record First Instance of So-Called Penis Snake In Florida

The name is certainly peculiar, but the so-called penis snake is actually a caecilian and it was recorded living in Florida’s Miami-Date County in Oct [...]
Severe Perkinsea Infection Detected In Panama and UK Tadpoles

Severe Perkinsea Infection Detected In Panama and UK Tadpoles

Researchers studying an emerging disease that is killing tadpoles in North America have found instances of the disease in tadpoles in Panama and the U [...]
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