Category: Wild Frogs & Amphibians

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Cane Toad Tadpoles In Australia Cannibalize Younger Tadpoles

Cane Toad Tadpoles In Australia Cannibalize Younger Tadpoles

Researchers in Australia have discovered an interesting trait in invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina) tadpoles in Australia not seen in their native S [...]
80 Frogs Rescued And Treated From Oil Spill In Santa Barbara, CA

80 Frogs Rescued And Treated From Oil Spill In Santa Barbara, CA

An oil seepage in Santa Barbara, California’s Toro Canyon Creek has caused more than 80 Baja California and California treefrogs and one western fence [...]
Australia’s White-bellied Frog At Greatest Risk Of Extinction

Australia’s White-bellied Frog At Greatest Risk Of Extinction

The white-bellied frog (Geocrinia alba) has joined 25 other frog species in Australia on that country’s list of species at greatest risk of extinction [...]
USFWS Sets Aside 1315 Acres In Texas For Two Salamander Species

USFWS Sets Aside 1315 Acres In Texas For Two Salamander Species

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has designated more than 1,300 acres of critical habitat near Austin, TX for the Georgetown  (Eurycea nauf [...]
29 Captive Raised Hellbender Salamanders Released In Tennessee

29 Captive Raised Hellbender Salamanders Released In Tennessee

The Nashville Zoo, in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency & Tennessee State University, last month released 29 zoo raised eas [...]
Exo Terra Donates $5,000 To Help Conservation Efforts Of Oregon Spotted Frog

Exo Terra Donates $5,000 To Help Conservation Efforts Of Oregon Spotted Frog

Exo Terra announced it has donated $5,000 to Wildlife Preservation Canada in an effort to help WPC’s conservation efforts to save the Oregon spotted f [...]
Northern Leopard Frogs Released Into Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Northern Leopard Frogs Released Into Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Hundreds of northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) were released back into the wild in Washington’s Columbia National Wildlife Refuge as part of an eff [...]
USFWS Sued For Not Listing Eastern Hellbender Salamander As Endangered Species

USFWS Sued For Not Listing Eastern Hellbender Salamander As Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was sued July 1 by the Waterkeeper Alliance and others for its decision against listing the Eastern hellbender sala [...]
California Red-Legged Frogs Breeding In Two SoCal Locations

California Red-Legged Frogs Breeding In Two SoCal Locations

Populations of the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), a threatened species and the official state frog of the Golden State, were bolstered w [...]
Severe Perkinsea Infection Detected In Panama and UK Tadpoles

Severe Perkinsea Infection Detected In Panama and UK Tadpoles

Researchers studying an emerging disease that is killing tadpoles in North America have found instances of the disease in tadpoles in Panama and the U [...]
Neuse River Waterdog Salamander Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Neuse River Waterdog Salamander Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

After more than a decade of petitions and lawsuits, the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has protected the Neuse River waterdog salamander under the En [...]
Poison Frog Poison Defense Differs Based on Prey Location/Consumption

Poison Frog Poison Defense Differs Based on Prey Location/Consumption

Poison frogs of the family Dendrobatidae get their poison from the leaf litter ants and mites that they eat. They aren’t born poisonous. Researchers w [...]
San Francisco Garter Snake Gets Protections In San Mateo County, CA

San Francisco Garter Snake Gets Protections In San Mateo County, CA

The San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia), a subspecies of Thamnophis sirtalis that is only known to exist on the San Francisco [...]
Hunters Found A Giant Webbed Frog And It Is One Massive Amphibian

Hunters Found A Giant Webbed Frog And It Is One Massive Amphibian

If you haven’t seen a Solomon Islands giant webbed frog (Cornufer guppyi), you have got to see this beast of a frog. In April, pig hunters in the Solo [...]
USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protections for the Samwel salamander (Hydromantes samweli), Shasta salamander, (H. shastae), a [...]
The Return of Red-Legged Frogs to Southern California

The Return of Red-Legged Frogs to Southern California

The effort to return California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) to Southern California, which has been ongoing by Robert Fisher from the U.S. Geolog [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Chytrid Fungus That’s Killing Off Amphibians Causing Tropical Snake Species Collapse

Chytrid Fungus That’s Killing Off Amphibians Causing Tropical Snake Species Collapse

The loss of amphibians is having a negative cascade effect up and down the food web. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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