amphibians


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amphibians

members of the animal class Amphibia. Includes frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and cecilians all capable of living on land or in water.
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A changing climate is risky for amphibians because of their skin.
Amphibians in this system of ephemeral wetlands breed and lay their eggs en masse within 1-3 days of a large rainfall event (Sullivan, 1989).
Sampling DoD sites for Bd was identified as an important part of the North American mapping effort and equally important for evaluating the general health of amphibians on DoD lands.
Unfortunately yes, amphibians are still in serious trouble around the world.
Anyone engaged in wildlife research can join this search for lost amphibians," Dr S.
Jairam Ramesh, and other top officials from India's environmental agencies will meet with LAI partners to plan the actions necessary for India's most imperiled amphibians.
More than 30% of all amphibians are threatened with extinction.
Many amphibians are unable to coexist with predatory fish and are constrained to breeding in fishless water bodies (Gamradt & Kats 1996; Hecnar & M'Closkey 1997; Snodgrass et al.
One of only four amphibians in the park, they are, says Peterson, "very attractive frogs"--when you can find them.
Dr Garner said that in the short term, amphibians needed protection through captive breeding programmes in the world's zoos, targeting those at highest risk of extinction.
The focus of this year's campaign is to raise public awareness and understanding of the amphibian extinction crisis and to generate funding for amphibian conservation.
Amphibian chytrid fungus is an emergent disease that is wiping out amphibians in many areas of the world including Australia, Africa, parts of Asia, and the Americas.