Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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Toads Introduced On Mauritius and Réunion Islands Smaller Than Native African Populations

Toads Introduced On Mauritius and Réunion Islands Smaller Than Native African Populations

A study of the guttural toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis), an amphibian native to large swaths of the African continent, and introduced on the Mauritius a [...]
50 of 400 Endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Released In South Africa

50 of 400 Endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Released In South Africa

Approximately 50 of 400 Pickersgill’s reed frogs were released into South Africa’s Buffeldraai, KwaZulu-Natal earlier this week. The release, which wa [...]
200 Loa Water Frog Tadpoles Born At National Zoo of Chile

200 Loa Water Frog Tadpoles Born At National Zoo of Chile

The National Zoo of Chile announced October 20 that 200 Loa water frog tadpoles hatched from a clutch of eggs born from emaciated frogs that were resc [...]
USFWS Proposes More Than 1,500 Acres Be Set Aside For Two Texas Salamander Species

USFWS Proposes More Than 1,500 Acres Be Set Aside For Two Texas Salamander Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing more than 1,500 acres of land in the state of Texas be set aside as critical habitat for the Georgetow [...]
More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild

More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild

The Wyoming toad, (Bufo baxteri) thought to have gone extinct in the wild in 1985, has made tremendous strides since a captive breeding effort began a [...]
Researchers Discover New Species of Cloud Forest Frog In The Philippines

Researchers Discover New Species of Cloud Forest Frog In The Philippines

A species of frog of the genus Platymantis has been discovered in the montane forests of Leyte and Samar islands in the Philippines. The frog, Platyma [...]
Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

An aquatic water beetle has been documented being eaten by a frog and then surviving through the amphibian’s digestive system before getting expelled [...]
Snake-like Amphibian <em>Siphonops annulatus</em> Have Venom Glands, New Study Says

Snake-like Amphibian Siphonops annulatus Have Venom Glands, New Study Says

Caecilians, amphibians with a snake-like body that often look like earthworms are interesting animals. Cryptic yet interesting at the same time. And t [...]
International Team Of Scientific Institutions To Help Preserve Lake Titicaca Water Frog

International Team Of Scientific Institutions To Help Preserve Lake Titicaca Water Frog

The critically endangered Lake Titicaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus) has received a boost to help the species survive as several scientific institu [...]
Genes In Frogs Responsible For Fighting Off Chytrid Infection May Be Killing Them, Study Says

Genes In Frogs Responsible For Fighting Off Chytrid Infection May Be Killing Them, Study Says

The genes in frogs that are used by the amphibians' immune system to fight off Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the deadly fungus that causes chyt [...]
New Species Of Diamond Frog From Northern Madagascar Discovered And Described

New Species Of Diamond Frog From Northern Madagascar Discovered And Described

German researcher Dr. Mark D. Scherz has described a new species of diamond frog of the genus Rhombophryne that was found in the Montagne d’Ambre Nati [...]
Spotted-Thighed Frog A Threat To South Australia Native Species

Spotted-Thighed Frog A Threat To South Australia Native Species

The spotted-thighed treefrog (Litoria cyclorhyncha), an amphibian that is native to southern Western Australia has made its way to South Australia by [...]
New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

The amphibian is known to exist in just three degraded forest patches. [...]
First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

The fossil represents the first helmeted from the Antarctic. [...]
Social Distancing Helps Salamanders Reduce Rate Of Bsal Transmission

Social Distancing Helps Salamanders Reduce Rate Of Bsal Transmission

A higher population density of eastern newts increased the rate of Bsal transmission. [...]
Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog Is Oldest Frog In Caribbean

Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog Is Oldest Frog In Caribbean

The fossil was found by Jorge Velez-Juarbe, associate curator of marine mammals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. [...]
Why Some Frogs Skulls Have Evolved With Body-Like Armor

Why Some Frogs Skulls Have Evolved With Body-Like Armor

What is not known is if the frogs evolved to eat larger prey or if they had the armored heads all along. [...]
New Frog Species Of The Genus Walkerana Discovered In India’s Western Ghats

New Frog Species Of The Genus Walkerana Discovered In India’s Western Ghats

Walkerana muduga, was collected in 2016 by a team led by Dr. S. P. Vijayakumar of the Indian Institute of Science. [...]
Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander Successfully Bred At San Antonio Zoo

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander Successfully Bred At San Antonio Zoo

The reticulated flatwoods salamander is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. [...]
Biofluorescence Is Strong In Certain Amphibians

Biofluorescence Is Strong In Certain Amphibians

It is not known why some amphibians glow brightly when exposed to UV light. [...]
Cave Dwelling Olm Salamander Doesn’t Move Much For Seven Years

Cave Dwelling Olm Salamander Doesn’t Move Much For Seven Years

Proteus anguinus does not move very far during its lifetime, which can reach 100 years. [...]
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