Natal Sand Frog — de Wets Wild

Tomopterna natalensis A small frog, only about 4cm long, with variable colouration, the Natal Sand Frog occurs in grasslands and savanna habitats, where they usually breed in shallow water – standing or flowing – soon after the first rains of the season. The tadpoles grow exceptionally quickly, completing their metamorphosis in just two to three […]

Natal Sand Frog — de Wets Wild

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

The Tico Times shares an AFP report about species that are threatened or going extinct. The article says that three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because of climate change, according to conservationists. Other species, such […]

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

Common Name: Marsh FrogScientific Name: Pelophylax ridibundusFamily: Ranidae – True Frog FamilyLocations: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi […]

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A report by Ama Nunoo for Face2FaceAfrica. The beautiful island of Puerto Rico is known for many things. From its beautiful beaches to delicious cuisines, one other thing Puerto Rico is known for is the coqui frog which some say is the island’s national symbol. Legend has it that before the Taino Awaraks, the original inhabitants of the Caribbean […]

via A look at Puerto Rico’s coqui frogs, the Caribbean island’s national symbol — Repeating Islands

Center for Biological Diversity News Release The California Fish and Game Commission today approved California Endangered Species Act protections for five of six populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog, a species that has disappeared from more than 50% of its historic habitat in the state. The decision responds to a 2016 petition by the Center […]

via Imperiled Yellow-legged Frogs Protected Under California’s Endangered Species Act — Natural History Wanderings

Schismaderma carens While naturally occurring in savanna and woodland habitats and breeding in deep, permanent pools of water, the Red Toad is often found close to human habitations, no doubt finding the bounty of insects attracted by outside lighting very attractive. Being rather large amphibians at about 10cm in length, they’re surprisingly adept at climbing […]

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