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Ripple Effect Used By Bats When Hunting Frogs During Mating Season
2014-01-24 12:56:12

As male túngara frogs call from their puddles to attract females, they create ripples that spread across the water. According to researchers, these ripples are used by other male frogs to assess their competition – and also by bats looking for their next meal.

Frog Fathers Leave Their Tadpoles In Cannibal-infested Pools
2014-01-22 10:33:10

Male dyeing poison frogs make seemingly strange parental decisions in depositing tadpoles in not-so-safe havens

2014-01-04 23:23:57

The Wyplay open source community brings together a growing ecosystem of almost 40 companies with a marketplace of compatible solutions and deployment services offered to TV operators by world-class

Studying The Science Behind Bullfrog Jumping Abilities
2013-10-17 11:01:22

Physically speaking, bullfrogs should be able to cover more distance in a single hop then they often do. Scientists have observed these amphibians clearing about four feet per jump, but rarely more than this, while other frog species can travel at more than seven feet per hop.

Frog Legs May Have Been On The Menu In Britain Before France
2013-10-17 07:06:20

Frog legs have long been considered a delicacy of French cuisine, but researchers have uncovered new evidence suggesting that they were not the first to actually partake of cuisses de grenouille.

2013-09-29 23:02:49

Learn about animal camouflage and have a blast with tons of fall activities published on Kids Activities Blog.

Cane Toad Caught Trying To Eat A Bat
2013-09-25 04:20:50

Talk about a Kodak moment – a park ranger working in the Peruvian rainforest managed to capture a picture of a cane toad attempting to dine on a bat, complete with the airborne rodent’s wings sticking out of its mouth.

Tiny Frog Hears With Mouth
2013-09-03 08:37:46

Scientists have discovered that the tiny Gardiner’s frog from the Seychelles Islands is capable of hearing through tiny bones in its mouth.

2013-08-19 10:31:31

From frogs to humans, selecting a mate is complicated.


Latest Frog Reference Libraries

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

Common Frog, Rana temporaria
2014-11-18 12:09:00

The Common Frog (Rana temporaria), known also as the European Common Frog or the European Common Brown Frog, is located throughout much of Europe as far north as well north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for the majority of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The farthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it has long been considered erroneously to be an entirely introduced species. These frogs measure about 2.4 to 3.5 inches and...

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana muscosa
2014-11-18 12:06:30

The Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa) is a true frog native to California. They can be found in mountain creeks and lakes, meadow streams, isolated pools, and lake borders. They are usually found near steep-gradient streams of a chaparral belt or other water sources around 1,200 to 7,750 feet above sea level. The Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog is endangered and the Sierra Mountain Yellow-legged Frog is threatened. This is a small frog, measuring about 5 to 7.5 centimeters....

Columbia Spotted Frog, Rana luteiventris
2014-11-05 12:27:54

The Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) is a North American species of frog. It’s green to brown in coloration with spots on the dorsal surface. The belly and the upper lip are white. Individuals can be distinguished from other Rana species by their shorter back legs, upturned eyes, and narrow snout. Since they spend the majority of their time within the water, they also have more webbing in their hind feet than similar species. Although they are not threatened, the animal has been...

Japanese Brown Frog, Rana japonica
2014-11-05 12:25:09

The Japanese Brown Frog (Rana japonica) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Japan. Its natural habitats include temperate grasslands, rivers, swamps, irrigated land, and seasonally flooded agricultural land. Some defining characteristics include a slender and reddish brown body with a long and narrow head. The average snout to vent length is 48 millimeters for males. The females are normally much larger than the males, with lengths of about 54 millimeters....

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