This Saturday the 29th is Save the Frogs Day! Save the Frogs Day takes place on the last Saturday of April. This is the 9th Save the Frogs day and over 1000 events have happened so far for the day in 60 countries. The day is to help raise awareness for frogs and other species that are threatened with extinction. Check out the website – http://www.savethefrogs.com/day/ to learn more and watch the video!
Sad! This is a toad fish. It can easily be confused with actual toads because of its name and that it looks like one but its actually a fish. Wow. The legs are actually their fins which they use to walk across the bottom of the ocean. Fake news media tries to tell us this is a toad. Sick!
Researchers have found a species of frog that hasn’t been seen since 1970. The frog is the Sierra Juarez brook frog, Duellmanohyla ignicolor. The researchers were surveying the genus Duellmanohyla in Mexico when they found the frog that hasn’t been seen in 50 years near La Esperanza, Santiago Comaltepec, Oaxaca. They only found three individuals of the species but hopefully there are a lot more out there.
Read the paper at http://www.mesoamericanherpetology.com/uploads/3/4/7/9/34798824/furbush_et_al._paper.pdf
TCU’s sports teams are named the horned frogs but they don’t mean the real horned frogs like this. These horned frogs are from the family Ceratophyridae.
They are referring to the lizard species! Sad! The genus Phrynosoma are referred to as horned lizards, horned toads, and horned frogs because people are dumb.
Notice in the logo pic, there are claws. No frogs have claws like that and the their logo also has a tail, which real horned frogs do not have once they become adults.
People have asked me what pets I have so I decided to make a blog post to link them to instead of saying them all.
Stuart the Snapping Turtle
Olaf (the darker one) and Sven (the lighter one) the African Clawed Frogs
The one by itself and a little bigger than the other 2 is Skinner and the other two are Fox and Scully. Scully is the lighter one and Fox is the darker one but they change colors so its really hard to tell. Fox often hides more than Scully.
Walter Jr is the brown one. Skyler is the one next to Walter Jr.
This is Holly. She also lives with Skylar and Walter. She’s a little brighter green than Skyler and also a tad smaller.
The Mountain Chicken Frog is a critically endangered frog found only in the Caribbean on the islands of Dominica and Montserrat. Populations of the frogs have been damaged from the spread of Chytrid fungus.
The goal of the Mountain Chicken Frog Project is to help restore the populations on the islands. They are try to captive breed the Mountain Chicken Frogs and monitor the species in the wild.
Check out there website http://www.mountainchicken.org/
The Spotted Tree Frog, Litoria spenceri, is a critically endangered frog species found in Australia in the Southeastern States of Victoria and New South Wales. Chytrid fungus, habitat destruction, and introduction of the trout species have decimated the frog populations.
Dr. David Hunter,a Senior Threatened Species Officer from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, collected the last remaining Spotted Tree Frogs in the Kosciuszko National Park back in 2001. The frogs were brought to the Amphibian Research Centre in Melbourne to be bred in captivity. Dr. David Hunter tried to introduce some frogs back into the park but they were wiped out by Chytrid fungus. Dr. David Hunter looked for a new spot to re-introduce them. Three years ago, Dr. David Hunter found a new location to release 400 of the Spotted Tree Frogs that is much warmer than previous locations because Chytrid fungus thrives in cooler environments.
Recent surveys of the frogs have surprised researchers with how well the frogs have been doing. The re-introduced frogs have over a 50% survival rate and they have been shown to be breeding. Hopefully, the frogs continue to breed and expand their range.