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  • H Versicolor The Grey Tree Frog
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    Hyla versicolor, commonly know as the Gray Tree Frog or the Eastern Gray Tree Frog, is an amphibian that is referred to as the "Chameleon of the Frog world" (Craighead, 2004, p. 1) because of its ability to change colors. "This frog was once thought to be the same species as the Cope's Gray Tree Frog". They can only be distinguished by their calls and the fact that the Cope Gray Tree Frog is diploid while the Gray Tree Frog is tetraploid (NPWRC, 2004). The Gray Tree Frog is classified as follows...
  • Species Of Frogs In The Water
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    Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura. The order Anura is broken down into 22 different families of frogs and toads. Although they belong to the same order, frogs and toads are different in a lot of ways. Some of the more distinct differences are their skin and where they live. Frogs usually have smooth moist skin and toads usually have dry watery looking skin. Frogs spend most of their lives in or near water and toads spend more time on land. Amphibian means 'double life. ' Frogs and toads ea...
  • Frog Eggs And Other Tadpoles
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    A Frog is a small, tail less animal that has bulging eyes. Almost all frogs have long back legs. The strong hind legs make the frog able to leap farther than the length of its body. Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. Most amphibians, including most frogs, spend part of their life as a water animal and part as a land animal. Frogs are related to toads, but are different from them in a few w...
  • Disappearance Of Frogs
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    Bonnie Gleason Ecology October 20, 1995 Endangered Species One example that can affect mankind if not foretell it, that seems small and insignificant, is the disappearance of frogs. In 1970, a science students was studying frogs. While collecting information out in a field, she had to take care not to step on any of the frogs that she was studying as there was so many of them. Two years later, all she encountered were a few dying frogs with puffy red legs. The frogs' immune systems had been dest...
  • Tree Frogs
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    Frogs are usually small animals that have smooth, moist skin, bulging eyes, and external eardrums behind the eyes; the adults lack a tail. Frogs have long hind legs, and most species can take long leaps. Many species also have webbed feet, making them excellent swimmers. Most frogs, especially males, are quite vocal. As the frog forces air through the voice box, or larynx, the vocal cords vibrate to make calls distinctive of its species. A much louder sound is produced by the males of species th...
  • Largest True Frogs In North America
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    Frogs Frog is the common name for a species of amphibian that also includes toads. A very common question is whats the difference between frogs and toads, the answer: none, except for the fact that toads lack the powerful legs that frogs have. Where can frogs and toads be found, one might ask. They live in all parts of the world, except for Antarctica, but are mostly found in tropical areas. Frogs are small animals with smooth moist skin, and big eyes that can see in almost any direction. Most s...
  • Species Of Frog
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    Frogs Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura. The order Anura is broken down into twenty-two different families of frogs and toads. Although they belong to the same order, frogs and toads are different in a lot of ways. Some of the more distinct differences are their skin and where they live. Frogs usually have smooth, moist skin, and toads usually have dry, warty-looking skin. Frogs spend most of their lives in or near water, and toads spend more time on land. Amphibian means double life. Frog...
  • Greenhouse Frog
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    Eleutherodactylus p. planirostris, or more commonly the Greenhouse frog, is from the Leptodactylidae family. They were unintentionally introduced to Florida around 1875. Their numbers have continued to grow and they are now very common among South Florida with increasing inhabitants around the panhandle. Greenhouse frogs have a reddish-brown appearance with either dark blotches or 2 dark stripes down their backs. They are relatively small in size usually growing to about an inch to and inch and ...
  • Dr Greene Discussion Of The Eating Process
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    March 5, 1999 Harry Greene, Frogs and Snakes: The Texture of Diversity The lecture that was given by Dr. Greene proved to be well worth attending. He focused on snakes and frogs primarily and his in-depth knowledge of biology in the field proved to be very helpful in explaining the evolution, reproduction, and behavior patterns in these creatures. Also, throughout his lecture he touched on important concepts concerning biodiversity, humans, and extinction. He mentioned a quote that seemed to enc...
  • V Conclusion Disappearance Of Frogs Amphibian Populations
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    Are The Threatened and Extinction Of Frogs An Indicator Of A Declining planet? Outline I. Introduction Thesis Statement: Is the amphibian disappearances or deformities an early warning of serious environmental problems? II. Origins a. Early b. Evidence. Habitat a. Ecosystem IV. Indicator a. Detection V. Disappearance a. Arizona VI. Why? a. Diseases b. Pollution VII. Frogs a. Endangered b. Threatened V. Conclusion Disappearance of Frogs Amphibian populations are declining or are disappearing arou...

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