Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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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 [...]
Cane Toad Tadpoles In Australia Cannibalize Younger Tadpoles

Cane Toad Tadpoles In Australia Cannibalize Younger Tadpoles

Researchers in Australia have discovered an interesting trait in invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina) tadpoles in Australia not seen in their native S [...]
80 Frogs Rescued And Treated From Oil Spill In Santa Barbara, CA

80 Frogs Rescued And Treated From Oil Spill In Santa Barbara, CA

An oil seepage in Santa Barbara, California’s Toro Canyon Creek has caused more than 80 Baja California and California treefrogs and one western fence [...]
Australia’s White-bellied Frog At Greatest Risk Of Extinction

Australia’s White-bellied Frog At Greatest Risk Of Extinction

The white-bellied frog (Geocrinia alba) has joined 25 other frog species in Australia on that country’s list of species at greatest risk of extinction [...]
USFWS Sets Aside 1315 Acres In Texas For Two Salamander Species

USFWS Sets Aside 1315 Acres In Texas For Two Salamander Species

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has designated more than 1,300 acres of critical habitat near Austin, TX for the Georgetown  (Eurycea nauf [...]
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 [...]
Northern Leopard Frogs Released Into Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Northern Leopard Frogs Released Into Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Hundreds of northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) were released back into the wild in Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge as part of an eff [...]
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 [...]
Aussie Vet Sews Up Hole On Tiny Treefrog

Aussie Vet Sews Up Hole On Tiny Treefrog

A veterinarian in Australia performed a successful surgery on a green tree frog that had a hole in its chest. Brisbane veterinarian Dr. Meaghan Barrow [...]
USFWS Sued For Not Listing Eastern Hellbender Salamander As Endangered Species

USFWS Sued For Not Listing Eastern Hellbender Salamander As Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was sued July 1 by the Waterkeeper Alliance and others for its decision against listing the Eastern hellbender sala [...]
California Red-Legged Frogs Breeding In Two SoCal Locations

California Red-Legged Frogs Breeding In Two SoCal Locations

Populations of the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), a threatened species and the official state frog of the Golden State, were bolstered w [...]
Neuse River Waterdog Salamander Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Neuse River Waterdog Salamander Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

After more than a decade of petitions and lawsuits, the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has protected the Neuse River waterdog salamander under the En [...]
New Litoria Chocolate Frog Species Discovered In New Guinea

New Litoria Chocolate Frog Species Discovered In New Guinea

A new frog species of the Litoria caerulea group has been discovered in Papua New Guinea that is chocolate brown in coloration. The frog, named Litori [...]
Poison Frog Poison Defense Differs Based on Prey Location/Consumption

Poison Frog Poison Defense Differs Based on Prey Location/Consumption

Poison frogs of the family Dendrobatidae get their poison from the leaf litter ants and mites that they eat. They aren’t born poisonous. Researchers w [...]
New Restrictions Proposed On Box Turtles, Native Herps In Virginia

New Restrictions Proposed On Box Turtles, Native Herps In Virginia

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has proposed new restrictions on the keeping of native reptiles and amphibians, and would ban the keepin [...]
Hunters Found A Giant Webbed Frog And It Is One Massive Amphibian

Hunters Found A Giant Webbed Frog And It Is One Massive Amphibian

If you haven’t seen a Solomon Islands giant webbed frog (Cornufer guppyi), you have got to see this beast of a frog. In April, pig hunters in the Solo [...]
USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protections for the Samwel salamander (Hydromantes samweli), Shasta salamander, (H. shastae), a [...]
New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

Researchers in the Philippines have discovered a new frog species that was previously thought to be the same species found on another island, but was [...]
New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Researchers have discovered a new marsupial frog species in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest that is part of the Gastrotheca genus. The frog, Gastrothec [...]
Illinois Wind Project May Threaten Chorus Frog

Illinois Wind Project May Threaten Chorus Frog

The habitat of the Illinois chorus frog (Pseudacris illinoensis) in the state is threatened by a proposed 30,000-acre wind farm project in Mason Count [...]
Susan (Su) Jewell Receives PARC’s 2021 Alison Haskell Award

Susan (Su) Jewell Receives PARC’s 2021 Alison Haskell Award

  Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation announced March 23 that Susan (Su) Jewell is the recipient of PARC's 2021 Alison Haskell Awar [...]
Lau’s Leaf Litter Toads: Female On Top During Mating, Study Says

Lau’s Leaf Litter Toads: Female On Top During Mating, Study Says

University researchers in Hong Kong have discovered that the Lau's leaf litter toad (Leptobrachella laui) mates in an unusual way... with the female o [...]
Keeping White’s Treefrogs

Keeping White’s Treefrogs

Few frogs are as instantly recognizable as the chubby White's treefrog (Ranoidea caerulea). So named after John White, who first described the species [...]
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