Rhacophorus otiliophus / Bony-headed Rhacophorus
FROG NEWS : NEW FROG SPECIES DISCOVERED. A VIETNAMESE FROG KNOWN AS THE YIN-YING FROG. ( seen in the post )
Another new species of tree frog was also discovered in the
high-altitude forests of northern Vietnam has a complex call that makes
it sound more like a bird than a typical frog.
pregnant frog with see-through skin is one of the five "lost" amphibian
species rediscovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year. What if humans had transparent pregnancies like this? Photo Credit: National Geographic via Reddit
Oophaga sylvatica 'koi'.
Limnonectes kuhlii, Kuhl's Creek Frog is one
of the most widely distributed frogs in Southeast Asia. It can easily be
distinguished from other Limnonectes by the network-like pattern of its
skin ridges. And it can further be differentiated from a similar
species, L. laticeps by its fully webbed toes (partially webbed in L.
laticeps) ~ Honeyroll
The 'mouse toad' (Crepidophryne epiotica) is a rare diurnal toad from cloud forests of Costa Rica and western Panama.
This toad (Rhinella festae; Bufonidae) found
in the Eastern Andean slopes of Ecuador is listed as 'near-threatened'
on the IUCN Red List. This species is also reported from Peru. Both
males and females have the long rostrum, but nobody knows its function. ~Santiago
A Boophis ankaratra...calling....inflated
Crowned Tree Frog (Anotheca spinosa). This
member of Hylidae family has a monotypic genera. Distributed from Mexico
to Panama from 350 to 1500 m.a.s.l., it could be found in well
developed tropical humid forest or even in abandoned mixed shaded
coffee plantations. This magnificent frog prefers live in the canopy,
and lay eggs in tree holes, because of this has a low detectability. The
call is low, curiosly similar to the Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius
ridgwayi); both are rare species in Costa Rica. Tadpoles used to feed in
eggs of other tree frogs, becoming this specie a difficult one to
breed. Even when IUCN put it on LC category for Red List, Anotheca is
threatened for deforestation , habitat loss and possibly by illegal
extraction. This one was observed in Costa Rican Amphibian Research
Center, Guayacán de Siquirres, Limón Province, Costa Rica with Brian
Kubicki and Herpetology class of Universidad de Costa Rica in 2010.
She's the true queen of the mesoamerican tree frogs.~ Víctor Acosta
Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus from India.
Check out top herpetologist Biju S Das's page for some of the best frog
photos out of India!
Xanthophryne tigerina Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered Location: Only Amboli (India)
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because its area of
occupancy is estimated to be less than 10 km², its extent of occurrence
less than 100 km², all individuals are in a single location, and there
is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat and in
the number of mature individuals. Its found only in Amboli (at 720 m
asl), Maharashtra state, in the Western Ghats of India. The
area where this species occurs is experiencing loss of forest cover and
its habitat is considered to be severely fragmented. Major threats to
this species are large-scale agricultural activities, logging and
tourism (S.D. Biju January 2011). We need to protect this little guy.
specialized reproductive strategies of anurans involve parental care
after mating is complete. A. Stefania ayangannae from Guyana, B. Alytes
cisternasi from Portugal, C. Gastrotheca cornuta showing dorsal skin
pouch full of developing young, D. Rhinoderma darwinii shields its young
from predators in its modified vocal pouch, E. Pipa pipa from Suriname
with modified skin nursery, and F. Rheobatrachus, the gastric brooding
frog has a modified stomach. Images are from a variety of online sources
including Arkive.org; Photograph ‘A’ taken in the wild by D. Bruce
Means (Means, Duellman, & Clark 2008)." text Copyright Valerie C.
Male Darwin's Frogs (Rhinoderma darwinii) carry developing froglets in their vocal sac
Tree Frog (Trachycephalus jordani)
Lake Titicaca Frog (Telmatobius culeus)
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