Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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Aussie Snake Catcher Photographs Green Tree Frog Eating Coastal Taipan Snake

Aussie Snake Catcher Photographs Green Tree Frog Eating Coastal Taipan Snake

The green treefrog, despite being bitten by the coastal taipan snake, is apparently healthy and will be released February 7. [...]
New Tibertan Frog Species, Liurana vallecula, Discovered And Described

New Tibertan Frog Species, Liurana vallecula, Discovered And Described

Liurana vallecula, has a snout-to-vent length of 20.4 mm, a reddish brown body coloration with dark brown streaks and a marbled pattern on the top of [...]
Dorrance Family Foundation Gifts $250,000 To Help Yellow-Legged Frog Recovery

Dorrance Family Foundation Gifts $250,000 To Help Yellow-Legged Frog Recovery

The Dorrance Family Foundation’s Animals of the Sierra Nevada Grant Program will help in the recovery of these amphibians. [...]
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Approved For California Endangered Species Act Protections

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Approved For California Endangered Species Act Protections

The foothill yellow-legged frog was once widespread throughout much of Northern and Central California and down to Southern California. [...]
In A First, Puerto Rican Crested Toads Conceived Via In Vitro Fertilization

In A First, Puerto Rican Crested Toads Conceived Via In Vitro Fertilization

The Puerto Rican crested toad is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. [...]
Florida High School Students First To Dissect Synthetic Frogs

Florida High School Students First To Dissect Synthetic Frogs

J.W. Mitchell High School in Florida posted on Twitter, a classroom of students dissecting a synthetic frog. [...]
Researchers Discover New Population of Hellbender Salamanders In Pennsylvania

Researchers Discover New Population of Hellbender Salamanders In Pennsylvania

The hellbender salamander does well in Pennsylvania due to the state's clean water, rocky stream bottoms and abundance of crayfish. [...]
Túngara Frogs Mating Calls Also Attract Predators

Túngara Frogs Mating Calls Also Attract Predators

The little frog has to deal with a double-edged sword just to find a mate. [...]
Romer’s Treefrog Rediscovered In Hong Kong

Romer’s Treefrog Rediscovered In Hong Kong

The tiny frog is the smallest amphibian in the Hong Kong Territories. [...]
Australia’s FrogID Week Runs November 8-17. Help Find Frogs!

Australia’s FrogID Week Runs November 8-17. Help Find Frogs!

"We need as many frog calls recorded this year as possible in order to build our database and compare year-on-year information." [...]
Invasive Cane Toads In Australia Are Prey To Australian Water Rats

Invasive Cane Toads In Australia Are Prey To Australian Water Rats

Australian water rats have learned how to kill and eat invasive cane toads without getting poisoned. [...]
Congolese Giant Toad Mimics Gaboon Viper, New Study Says

Congolese Giant Toad Mimics Gaboon Viper, New Study Says

The amphibian is known to live in 11 locations that are also home to the venomous snake, and the coloration and patterns they share are uncanny. [...]
Research Shows Chytrid Fungus Survives In Warm Tropical Lowlands

Research Shows Chytrid Fungus Survives In Warm Tropical Lowlands

Lab studies have shown the fungus cannot survive in temperatures above 29 degrees celsius, but researchers found the fungus surviving in frogs living [...]
California Fish And Wildlife Recommends Protections For Yellow-Legged Frog

California Fish And Wildlife Recommends Protections For Yellow-Legged Frog

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has recommended endangered species act protections for five populations of yellow-legged frogs. [...]
Wild Glass Frog Trade Should Be Stopped, South American States Say

Wild Glass Frog Trade Should Be Stopped, South American States Say

Glass frog populations have been decimated in the wild by the wildlife trade, scientists say. [...]
Researchers Discover Two New Salamander Species Thought To Be World’s Largest

Researchers Discover Two New Salamander Species Thought To Be World’s Largest

The South China giant salamander (Andrias sligoi) a new and much larger species of salamander. [...]
California Red-legged Frog Populations Suffer Due To Woolsey Fire

California Red-legged Frog Populations Suffer Due To Woolsey Fire

Back in 2014, biologists Mark Mendelsohn and Katy Delaney released more than 850 tadpoles into the Santa Monica Mountains. [...]
Chinese Giant Salamander Mucus More Effective At Sealing Wounds Than Many Medical Glues

Chinese Giant Salamander Mucus More Effective At Sealing Wounds Than Many Medical Glues

The Chinese giant salamander is a critically endangered species but is farmed in China for food. [...]
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