Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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Frogs In England Stuck In Storm Drains Get Help From Team WART

Frogs In England Stuck In Storm Drains Get Help From Team WART

Frogs and toads trapped in drains in England are helped out by frog ladders placed in the drains. [...]
Japanese Giant Salamanders Breed For First Time Outside Japan

Japanese Giant Salamanders Breed For First Time Outside Japan

The laying and fertilizing of Japanese giant salamander eggs in Hawaii is a first outside of Japan. [...]
Certain Mosquito Repellents Are Lethal To Larval Salamanders

Certain Mosquito Repellents Are Lethal To Larval Salamanders

When exposed to picaridin in environmentally relevant concentrations, larval salamanders had a high mortality rate. [...]

Two New Frog Species Discovered In Vietnam

The newly discovered Vietnamese frogs live in a cold climate more than 3,000 meters above sea level. [...]
Aussie Couple Donates $100,000 To Help Save Southern Bell Frog

Aussie Couple Donates $100,000 To Help Save Southern Bell Frog

A couple in Australia have donated $AUS 100,000 to help boost the southern bell frog (Litoria raniformis) population in the country's Lower Murray [...]
Wood Frog Behavior Changed By Agricultural Insecticides

Wood Frog Behavior Changed By Agricultural Insecticides

Wood frogs that were exposed to neonicotinoids moved less than those that hadn't been exposed. [...]
Aussie Wins Life Scientist Of The Year Prize For Work On Saving Frog Species

Aussie Wins Life Scientist Of The Year Prize For Work On Saving Frog Species

Berger wrote a doctoral thesis on chytrid fungus more than 20 years ago that has since been cited more than 1,800 times by scientists. [...]
Panamanian Frogs Surviving Despite Chytrid Fungus Infection

Panamanian Frogs Surviving Despite Chytrid Fungus Infection

Frogs in Panama adapting and surviving chytrid fungus infection. [...]
Why Salamanders Can Regenerate Perfect Tails But Lizards Cannot

Why Salamanders Can Regenerate Perfect Tails But Lizards Cannot

It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards. [...]
Florida Student Develops Method To Screen Frogs For Perkinsea Disease

Florida Student Develops Method To Screen Frogs For Perkinsea Disease

The pathogen Perkinsea enters the frog through the skin or mouth and then attacks the liver. [...]
Researchers Discover New Earless Toad Species In Angola

Researchers Discover New Earless Toad Species In Angola

Poyntonophrynus pachnodes is small, at just 31 mm in length and is a brownish copper in coloration. [...]
Detroit Zoo Builds New Japanese Giant Salamander Exhibit

Detroit Zoo Builds New Japanese Giant Salamander Exhibit

The Japanese giant salamander is listed as near-threatened by the IUCN due to pollution and habitat loss. [...]
Frog Resembling Splendid Treefrog Identified As New Species

Frog Resembling Splendid Treefrog Identified As New Species

Sylvia's treefrog is unique from the splendid treefrog, once thought to be a single species. [...]
USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Shasta Salamander

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Shasta Salamander

The Shasta salamander needs federal protections, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. [...]
Arizona Authorities Looking For Sonoran Desert Toad Thieves

Arizona Authorities Looking For Sonoran Desert Toad Thieves

The toads were taken from a conservation area. The thieves, if captured will be charged with violating Park Rule R-109, vandalism. [...]
USFWS Releases Recovery Plan For Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

USFWS Releases Recovery Plan For Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

One estimate put the number of mountain yellow-legged frogs in the wild at less than 100. [...]
Salamanders Resisting Global Warming Better Than Previously Thought

Salamanders Resisting Global Warming Better Than Previously Thought

Salamanders from the southern Appalachian Mountains are adapting to climate change. [...]
Regurgitated Frog In Australia Released Back Into The Wild

Regurgitated Frog In Australia Released Back Into The Wild

After five weeks of rehab, Lucky was released back into the wild in good health. [...]
University of Otago Frog Expert Prof. Phil Bishop Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Otago Frog Expert Prof. Phil Bishop Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Bishop has dedicated 30 years of his professional career advocating for frogs and other amphibians around the world. [...]
Invasive Coqui Frog Found On Molokai Island, Hawaii

Invasive Coqui Frog Found On Molokai Island, Hawaii

The coqui frog, invasive and reviled in Hawaii, is loved in its native Puerto Rico. [...]
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Detected In Amboli Toad Of India’s Western Ghats

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Detected In Amboli Toad Of India’s Western Ghats

Researchers have thankfully not found any evidence of the chytrid fungus that kills amphibians. [...]
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