Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida Wants to Amend Lacey Act, Again

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida Wants to Amend Lacey Act, Again

The bill creates a “white list” of species that can be imported. This means that any animal that is not on the white list is by default treated as pot [...]
Australia Snake Catcher Records Keelback Snake Dining on Invasive Cane Toad

Australia Snake Catcher Records Keelback Snake Dining on Invasive Cane Toad

Hudson Snake Catching-Gold Coast Snake Catcher in Australia captured some pretty cool footage of a keelback snake feeding on an invasive cane toad (Rh [...]
Dominic, Akron Zoo’s Mountain Chicken Frog Dies at 18 Years 10 Months

Dominic, Akron Zoo’s Mountain Chicken Frog Dies at 18 Years 10 Months

It s estimated that there are less than 50 mountain chicken frogs left in the wild. [...]
5 New Papua New Guinea Treefrog Species Described

5 New Papua New Guinea Treefrog Species Described

The five described species are Litoria daraiensis, Litoria gracilis, Litoria haematogaster, Litoria lisae and Litoria naispela. [...]
Ormat Technologies Sues USFWS Over Dixie Valley Toad Listing

Ormat Technologies Sues USFWS Over Dixie Valley Toad Listing

The toad is the smallest toad within the western toad species complex and was only recently described by science in 2017 [...]
Hellbender Salamanders Found In Creek Near East Palestine Train Derailment

Hellbender Salamanders Found In Creek Near East Palestine Train Derailment

The findings of these two salamanders was called a "positive discovery" by the state as Hellbender salamanders can only thrive in cool, clean water. [...]
<em>Hyloscirtus tolkieni</em>, A New Stream Frog Species Named After J.R.R. Tolkien

Hyloscirtus tolkieni, A New Stream Frog Species Named After J.R.R. Tolkien

A new species of stream frog from the Ecuadorian Andes has been named after J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The fr [...]

Josh’s Frogs Launches New Website

Josh’s Frogs, an internet-only pet breeder and supplier based in Michigan with facilities in Owosso and Durand, has recently launched a new, proprieta [...]
Amphibian Foundation Sets Up Copperhead Snake Rescue and Advocacy  Program

Amphibian Foundation Sets Up Copperhead Snake Rescue and Advocacy Program

The Amphibian Foundation, an Atlanta, Georgia-based nonprofit organization, hosts a hotline to save copperhead snakes. Atlantans who believe they have [...]
Toadzilla Cane Toad Found In Australia

Toadzilla Cane Toad Found In Australia

Conway National Park rangers in Australia last week removed a massive cane toad from the wild that weighed an estimated 5 lbs. The rangers were conduc [...]
10 Great Christmas Gifts For Reptile Lovers

10 Great Christmas Gifts For Reptile Lovers

It is that time a year. Make your reptile related gift count. Your reptile lover will be thankful! [...]
Should California Red-legged Frogs Be Treated With Experimental Chytrid Treatment?

Should California Red-legged Frogs Be Treated With Experimental Chytrid Treatment?

UC Santa Barbara researchers exposed lab raised California red-legged frogs to the chytrid fungus, treated them and then released them. [...]
Josh’s Frogs Announces Winners Of 2022 Amphibian Conservation Grant Program

Josh’s Frogs Announces Winners Of 2022 Amphibian Conservation Grant Program

The winners will receive a grant ranging from $500 to $1,500, with the recipient of each grant decided by a public vote on the Josh's Frogs website. [...]
New Leptobrachella Frog Species Discovered In China

New Leptobrachella Frog Species Discovered In China

Leptobrachella verrucosa is found in rocky streams with clear water surrounded by broad-leaved forests. [...]
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. [...]
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