Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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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. [...]
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

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

The South China giant salamander (Andrias sligoi) a new and much larger species of salamander. [...]
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