15 Types of Fully & Semi-Aquatic Frogs

I loved looking for aquatic frogs in local ponds as a kid. Frogs that live in water tend to be fairly passive, spending most of the day staying hydrated and breathing in water. Types of aquatic frogs include fully aquatic, and semi-aquatic frog species. Just like fish, fully aquatic frog species live in water full-time …

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Which Frogs are Extinct? 

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Over 8000 species of frogs are known to exist today. However, frogs face many threats, and because of this, large numbers of species have already gone extinct. Current estimates state that almost 3% of all frog species, or roughly 200 species, have gone extinct since the 1970s (Alroy, 2015). This represents a critical loss of …

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Why Are Frogs Endangered?

You have probably heard that many frog species are endangered. The reasons why frogs are endangered often depend on the species, location, and circumstances, but human activity tends to generally be the main overarching reason frogs are endangered or going extinct. Frogs are endangered due to human activity including deforestation, urbanization, roads separating migration areas, …

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Are Frogs Bioindicators?

Frogs are good bioindicators of their environments meaning that they can alert scientists that something is wrong. Bioindicators are species that show a response to problems in an ecosystem such as chemicals, pesticides, and pollution. Bioindicators may display deformities or die due to the changes in their environment, alerting scientist that action needs to be …

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Why Are Cane Toads a Problem?

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There were no toads in many parts of the world until Cane Toads were taken from South America in 1930s and brought to other countries, becoming a big problem for many reasons. Generally, Cane Toads are a problem because they present a threat to local biodiversity, they are highly toxic and can proliferate twice per …

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What Do Frogs Need To Survive?

Although frogs are incredibly skillful survivors, they still have specific needs for ensuring their happiness and health over time. Their habitat’s surroundings and provisions play a crucial role in their wellbeing, and many animal lovers wonder what aspects frogs need most to live their lives to the fullest. Frogs need sufficient and suitable food sources, …

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Why Were Cane Toads Introduced?

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Cane Toads are well-known for the problems they have caused over the years, as they have had drastic impacts on the surrounding ecosystems. Many issues were not foreseen, as Cane Toads were introduced to numerous regions worldwide with the prospect of aiding the environment.  While Cane Toads are native to South America, they were introduced …

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15 Types Of Frogs You Can Find in Perth

Australia is a dream destination for wildlife and amphibian enthusiasts. With such a diverse assortment of frog species in the area, it can become challenging to discern one from another. Perth is inhabited by the Slender Tree Frog, Motorbike Frog, Quacking Frog, Orange-Bellied Frog, Wheatbelt Frog, White-Footed Trilling Frog, Western Spotted Frog, Moaning Frog, Sand …

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15 Types Of Frogs You Can Find In Texas

Frogs are abundant in various parts of the United States, and Texas is home to a wide range of amphibian species. With so many fascinating frogs to find in the wild, it can become challenging to differentiate one species from another. Texas is inhabited by the Blanchard’s Cricket Frog, Canyon Tree Frog, Cope’s Gray Tree …

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11 Types of Frogs You can Find in Ontario

Ontario is home to many different frog species despite the harsh Winter weather. The vast majority of the frogs that can be found in Ontario are located in South and Eastern parts of the province, yet many can also be found province-wide. You can generally find 13 different frog species across Ontario including terrestrial, arboreal, …

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