Tag: amphibian

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 [...]
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 [...]
Researchers Record First Instance of So-Called Penis Snake In Florida

Researchers Record First Instance of So-Called Penis Snake In Florida

The name is certainly peculiar, but the so-called penis snake is actually a caecilian and it was recorded living in Florida’s Miami-Date County in Oct [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

Researchers in the Philippines have discovered a new frog species that was previously thought to be the same species found on another island, but was [...]
New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Researchers have discovered a new marsupial frog species in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest that is part of the Gastrotheca genus. The frog, Gastrothec [...]
Illinois Wind Project May Threaten Chorus Frog

Illinois Wind Project May Threaten Chorus Frog

The habitat of the Illinois chorus frog (Pseudacris illinoensis) in the state is threatened by a proposed 30,000-acre wind farm project in Mason Count [...]
Lau’s Leaf Litter Toads: Female On Top During Mating, Study Says

Lau’s Leaf Litter Toads: Female On Top During Mating, Study Says

University researchers in Hong Kong have discovered that the Lau's leaf litter toad (Leptobrachella laui) mates in an unusual way... with the female o [...]
Keeping White’s Treefrogs

Keeping White’s Treefrogs

Few frogs are as instantly recognizable as the chubby White's treefrog (Ranoidea caerulea). So named after John White, who first described the species [...]
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 [...]
Phoenix Zoo Celebrates 25 Years Captive Breeding Of Chiricahua Leopard Frog

Phoenix Zoo Celebrates 25 Years Captive Breeding Of Chiricahua Leopard Frog

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation and the Phoenix Zoo, along with the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv [...]
Snake Species Eats The Organs Of Poisonous Toads And Leaves The Body Alone

Snake Species Eats The Organs Of Poisonous Toads And Leaves The Body Alone

[gtx_gallery] Researchers in Thailand have made an interesting discovery with the kukri snake, (Oligodon fasciolatus), a colubrid snake found in Th [...]

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 [...]
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