Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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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. [...]
32 Harlequin Frog Species Thought Extinct Rediscovered

32 Harlequin Frog Species Thought Extinct Rediscovered

The researchers studied all species of the Atelopus genus in which data was available from the 2021 IUCN Red List as well as prior published reports. [...]
Critically Endangered Gigantes Limestone Frog Successfully Bred For First Time In Captivity

Critically Endangered Gigantes Limestone Frog Successfully Bred For First Time In Captivity

Project Palaka announced the frogs began hatching October 17. Currently there are 21 neonates and all are voracious eaters. Photo by Project Palaka [...]
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. [...]
Keeping and Breeding Red-eyed Treefrogs

Keeping and Breeding Red-eyed Treefrogs

Red-eyed treefrogs are fairly easy to house – lucky you! These animals do not get exceptionally large but do require a bit of room as adults. [...]
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 [...]
Poison Dart Frogs And Toxicity

Poison Dart Frogs And Toxicity

Despite their name, poison dart frogs are known to be non-toxic when kept as pets, as they are all largely captive-bred. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Illinois’ Famous “Snake Road” In Shawnee National Forest Closed Until May 15

Illinois’ Famous “Snake Road” In Shawnee National Forest Closed Until May 15

The U.S. Forest Service usually closes the 2.5 mile road March 15, but due to warming weather, the road closed March 5. [...]
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 [...]
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