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Changes in the Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades have caused small but significant changes to the coqui frog, the territory's national animal.
Conservationists working in Haiti have discovered six species of frogs that had previously not been seen for nearly 20 years, the organization Conservation International (CI) reported Wednesday.
The state has allocated $4.9 million to fight invasive species including coqui frogs, the amphibian accused of threatening Hawaii's fragile ecosystem and disrupting the sleep of island residents.
It's hard to imagine a tiny, 2-inch frog could cause so much harm. Beloved in its native Puerto Rico, the coqui frog has become a menace in Hawaii, where it suddenly appeared in the 1990s. With no natural predators, such as snakes, to keep their numbers under control, the frogs and their loud "ko-KEE" mating calls have multiplied exponentially - causing headaches for homeowners.
The Cliff Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus marnockii) is a small species of frog found in the United States, in central and western Texas. They are nocturnal and spend most of their lives on limestone rock faces. Though they prefer rocky areas, they are also found in forest regions and areas with moderate moisture (excluding pools of water or streams). These frogs are 0.75 to 1.5 inches long and are olive green or tan in color with brown or black mottling. The rear legs are often banded....