New Species Of Leopard Frog Confirmed In New York City

New Species Of Leopard Frog Confirmed In New York City

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some scientists must travel to far-off exotic locations to discover new species, one team of American researchers found a new species in a much less desolate location – New York City....

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bullfrog invasion
2014-10-05 06:34:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Native species living along the Yellowstone River in Montana are being threatened by a growing invasion of voracious American bullfrogs known to eat just about anything (including other bullfrogs), a team of researchers led by US Geological Survey biologist Adam Sepulveda claim in a new study. Writing in the journal Aquatic Invasions, Sepulveda and colleagues from the USGS’s Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, the Montana...

Genetics Say A New Species Of Frog Can Have A Doppelganger
2014-08-11 03:41:59

University of Kansas Recently, Malaysian herpetologist Juliana Senawi puzzled over an unfamiliar orange-striped, yellow-speckled frog she’d live-caught in swampland on the Malay Peninsula. She showed the frog to Chan Kin Onn, a fellow herpetologist pursuing his doctorate at the University of Kansas. They wondered — was this striking frog with an appearance unlike others nearby in the central peninsula an unidentified species? Poring over records to find out, the researchers saw...

2014-01-29 23:00:36

This frog species, which once hopped throughout California’s upper elevations, has dropped significantly in numbers, more than ninety percent in the past decade, due in part to chytrid, a skin fungus that thickens the frog’s skin so they can’t breathe. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, the public is invited to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on saving the mountain yellow- legged frog. This frog species, which...

Survey Finds Frog Abnormalities Are Rare
2013-11-20 13:45:34

University of California, Davis A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges. The rate of abnormalities such as shortened or missing legs was less than 2 percent overall — indicating that the malformations first reported in the mid-1990s were rarer than feared. But much higher rates were found in local "hotspots," suggesting that where these problems occur they have local causes. The results were published Nov. 18 in the journal PLOS ONE. "We...

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

[ Watch the Video: Getting Bullfrogs To Jump For Science ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physically speaking, bullfrogs should be able to cover more distance in a single hop then they often do. Scientists have observed such 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. Yet frog jumping contests, such as the world famous Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee, have...

Bullfrogs Spreading Deadly Fungus Also Die From It
2013-06-18 07:29:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is currently a global decline in amphibian populations. It is believed that a major cause for this decline is a fungus thought to be spread by bullfrogs. A two-year study from Oregon State and the University of Pittsburgh reveals bullfrogs are not only tolerant carriers that spread the disease, as previously thought. The bullfrogs are also dying from the pathogen. The research team raised bullfrogs from eggs in controlled...

Underground Adventures Of A Mediterranean Frog
2013-04-30 10:45:25

Pensoft Publishers Do frogs live underground? The answer is yes, some amphibians, such as salamanders and frogs have been often reported to dwell in subterranean habitats, some of them completely adjusted to the life in darkness, and others just spending a phase of their lifecycle in an underground shelter. Up until 2010, however, no one suspected that the Mediterranean anuran frog Rana iberica - commonly known as Iberian brown frog and usually found in streams - also participates in...

2013-03-14 17:55:57

American bullfrogs are native to eastern North America but have been transported by people to many other parts of the globe, and other parts of North America, where they have readily established populations and become an invasive alien menace to native ecosystems. In the largest study of its kind to date, the stomach contents of over 5,000 invasive alien American bullfrogs from 60 lakes and ponds on southern Vancouver Island were examined to identify the native and exotic animals that they...

Image 1 - New Frog Species Discovered In New York City
2012-03-15 09:26:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New York City has many mysteries, however this latest has scientists scratching their heads.  How did an entire species of frog - in one of the nation´s most crowded and oldest cities - go undiscovered for as long as it did? In 2009, Jeremy A. Feinberg, a doctoral candidate in ecology and evolution at Rutgers University, heard a strange single croak as he was listening for the multiple croaks of the southern leopard frog in...

2012-03-14 21:08:04

In the wilds of New York City – or as wild as you can get so close to skyscrapers – scientists have found a new leopard frog species that for years biologists mistook for a more widespread variety of leopard frog. While biologists regularly discover new species in remote rain forests, finding this one in the ponds and marshes of Staten Island, mainland New York and New Jersey – sometimes within view of the Statue of Liberty – is a big surprise, said the scientists...

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Chiricahua Leopard Frog, Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis
2014-10-29 12:41:14

The Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is located in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, open excavations, and ponds. It is threatened by loss of habitat and chytrid fungus to such a degree...

Asiatic Grass Frog, Rana chensinensis
2014-10-29 12:37:54

The Asiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis), known also as the Chinese Brown Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in China, Mongolia, possibly North Korea, and possibly Russia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, irrigated land, and pastureland. It is threatened by loss of habitat. In China, it is hunted for use...

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Cascades Frog, Rana cascadae
2014-10-29 12:03:51

The Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is found in the western United States and possibly in Canada, mainly in the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains. These frogs have a green to brown color on its back and a light yellow on its throat and belly. A range from a few to about 50 grey colored spots are featured on its back. Depending on the situation, the spots may change color form the lighter gray/brown color to a darker black spot. The...

Gopher Frog, Rana capito
2014-10-29 11:26:34

The Gopher Frog (Rana capito) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to the Southeastern United States. It mostly inhabits the threatened sand hill communities, flatwoods, and scrub in the Atlantic coastal plain where it is normally found near ponds. The two subspecies include the Carolina Gopher Frog (R. c. capito), and Florida Gopher Frog (R. c. aesopus). The Dusky Gopher Frog (T. sevosa) had formerly been considered a subspecies but was elevated to a species...

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