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The Endangered Amphibians of Florida

 

To begin: what is an amphibian?

Amphibian is from the Greek amphibios, or two lives.

Amphibians are cold blooded animals that spend time

both in and out of water. They usually go through a change

or metamorphosis and become another animal.


All Amphibians have thin skin which is quite susceptible

to temperature changes, so they are careful

not to get too hot or too cold.


Amphibians have become the Canary of Wildlife,

and they are disappearing in unthinkable numbers.

Some of those who still remain are demonstrating

genetic alterations or anomalies and sexual morphing

and indicating clearly that our casual use of chemicals

is quite risky and having profound consequences.

 The most significant fact of all, is that Amphibians

 are not the only ones who are being affected.

See the Red List at IUCN:

Amphibians


 

The Endangered or Threatened Amphibians on this site are:

 


Places to learn more:

 

Center for North American Herpetology

Anura: Frogs and Toads

 

Environmental Health News

Watching Florida's Water

 

Florida Museum of Natural History

Herpetology

 

Florida Nature: Anura

Frogs and Toads

 

Florida Wildlife Extension

Florida Frogs and Toads

 

Frogwatch USA

Frogs and Toads of Florida

 

National Biological Information Infrastructure

Amphibians

 

San Diego Zoo

Animal Bytes: Amphibians

 

Science Daily

Agriculture Linked to Abnormalities

Amphibian

Ancient Amphibians

 

Seaworld

Frog Listening Network

 

Smithsonian

Marine Toad

 

St. Louis Zoo

Amphibians

 

University of Florida

Florida's Frogs and Toads

Frogs and Toads of Florida

 

USGS

Fowler's Toad

Frogs and Toads

Southern Toad

 


 

Walking with the Alligators

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