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Frog Larvae Have Developed A Defensive Response Against The Red Swamp Crayfish
2014-07-10 03:35:29

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology The common frog is one of the amphibians with the highest distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. It reproduces preferably in permanent areas of water where it comes into contact with the red swamp crayfish, which preys on its larvae. Research carried out by the Spaniard Germán Orizaola from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) confirms that the larvae of these frogs have developed a defensive response to the invasive species. They also...


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Pool Frog, Pelophylax lessonae
2013-07-19 16:18:52

The Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) is a European frog. It's one of only four amphibian species that is recognized by the UK government as protected under its Biodiversity Action Plan. The reasons for declining populations are decreased pond habitat from human encroachment in order to honor his master Michele Lessona. This frog hasn't always been recognized as a native British species. A part of the reason for this is that other similar species are known to have been introduced. However,...

Perez’s Frog, Pelophylax perezi
2013-07-19 16:15:38

Perez's Frog (Pelophylax Perezi) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It's found in southern France, Spain, Portugal, and two sites in the United Kingdom. In Spain, it is very abundant, as evidenced by its Spanish name rana comun, meaning "common frog". Its natural habitats include temperate forests, temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, intermittent rivers, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, sandy...

Albanian Water Frog, Pelophylax shqipericus
2013-07-19 15:55:06

The Albanian Water Frog (Pelophylax ahqipericus) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is located in Albania and Montenegro. It is a frog of medium size. Its highly webbed feet are a clear indication of its preference for aquatic habitats. The back of a male individual is green to light brown with relatively large brown or black spots. A light green stripe is occasionally present along the spine. The inner thighs are darkly mottled, and the male also has two external...

Epirus Water Frog, Pelophylax Epeiroticus
2013-07-19 11:00:10

The Epirus Water Frog (Pelophylax epeiroticus) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is located in Albania and Greece. Its natural habitat includes Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, swamps, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and plantations. It is threatened by loss of habitat. This species is listed as Vulnerable due to its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 square kilometers, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing...

Levant Water Frog, Pelophylax Bedriagae
2013-07-16 10:53:31

The Levant Water Frog (Pelophylax bedriagae) formerly belonging to the genus Rana, is a southern European species of frog. They are green to brown with dark blotches on their dorsal side. They are cousins of the aquatic frogs and reside mostly in the water. They are not poisonous and are rather large, especially the females. It has been introduced to numerous fresh water rock pools in Gozo, where in one it sustains a large population. Though it is a prolific and invasive species, it is...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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