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Frog sounds credit: All About Frogs


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:



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



Florida Nature: Anura

Frogs and Toads


Florida Wildlife Extension

Florida Frogs and Toads


Frogwatch USA

Frogs and Toads of Florida


National Biological Information Infrastructure



San Diego Zoo

Animal Bytes: Amphibians


Science Daily

Agriculture Linked to Abnormalities


Ancient Amphibians



Frog Listening Network



Marine Toad


St. Louis Zoo



University of Florida

Florida's Frogs and Toads

Frogs and Toads of Florida



Fowler's Toad

Frogs and Toads

Southern Toad



Walking with the Alligators

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