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  • Frogs - their description and lifecycle
    The Common Frog is the most widespread species in Europe.

  • African Dwarf Frogs
    mall aquatic frog that many hobbyists are enamored with.

  • American Green Toads
    Find species description and care advice. Includes a photo and reference material.

  • Asian Greenback Frog
    Provides a species description and captive care advice, including housing and diet.

  • Bufo americanus
    This frog's habitat varies widely from mountain wilderness to urban areas. Moist areas are required for shelter, and pools or small bodies of water are necessary for breeding.

  • Bufo cognatus - Great Plains Toad
    This frog can be seen in open grasslands, cultivated fields, brushy areas, irrigation ditches, streambeds, and flood plains. It prefers a drier habitat than most toads with loose soil for easy burrowing.

  • Bufo Valliceps - Gulf Coast Toad
    The habitat of this toad varies widely from coastal prairies and barrier beaches along the Gulf of Mexico to roadside and irrigation ditches to urban/suburban sewers and backyard gardens.

  • Bufo Woodhousii - Woodhouse's Toad
    This frog prefers sandy areas near marshes, riverbottoms, desert streams, canyons, irrigated fields, and suburban backyard gardens.

  • Bullfrogs
    Bullfrogs are very large, aquatic creatures typically measuring 3.5 to 8 inches in length, making them the largest frog in North America. They have an olive-brownish color (which can frange from green to yellow) with brown spots scattered over the body and webbed feet. They have large external eardrums and lack ridges on the back.

  • Deformed Frogs in Minnesota
    Article archive covers research findings and investigations related to the endangered frogs.

  • DLTK's Amphibians and Reptiles
    Free printable templates and instructions for amphibian and reptile activities for children.

  • Eastern American Toad
    The Eastern American Toad is a subspecies of the American Toad measuring 2 - 3.5 inches. Like all American Toads, it has one or two large warts with areas of dark coloration in each. Its chest and abdomen are covered with spots, it has an enlarged wart on the tibia, and its parotid gland separated from the ridge behind the eye. Like most frogs, the Eastern American Toad feeds on insects and other small invertebrates.

  • Eastern Spadefoot
    The Eastern Spadefoot can be found from southern New England down south to the Florida Keys, and as far West as central Louisiana. However, they seem to be absent from the Appalachian Mountains. This frog is abundant in New Jersey and Maryland, but is rare in New England.

  • eHow to Care for Toads
    With a relatively small investment of time from you, your toad will make a very enjoyable pet.

  • Fowlers Toad
    The Fowler's Toad is a fairly large toad (2.5 - 5 inches), yellow to green to brown in color, with a light stripe down the middle of its back. It has pronounced cranial crests that touch the parotoid glands behind the eye. Its sound has been described as being like "the bleat of a sheep with a cold."

  • Frogland
    Frogland is a site with plenty of Frog Information

  • Gray Treefrogs
    Gray Treefrogs are medium-sized frogs, usually with a light greenish to brown gray color. When placed in low temperatures, their skin will become a charcoal-gray color, but when placed in a warm or sunny area, they will turn a silver-gray color with green highlights. Their skin is very rough, and has several large dark blotches on the back region. Gray Treefrogs will usually have a light colored spot with a dark edge under each eye and enlarged toe pads. This frog makes a hearty trilling sound.

  • Housing Your Pet Frog
    Unlike many other types of herps, like alligators or snakes, frogs have the wonderful ability to adapt to different situations. They can live long lives given proper care from an outdoor pond to a large tank! Creating the proper tank environment, however, requires a bit of thought. This section is dedicated to helping you find the best tank set-up for your frog.

  • How to Raise Tadpoles
    Frog tadpoles have gotta be the favorite pet of all time! I know more people who have dealt with tadpoles than goldfish... but then, maybe that sais more about the people I know than it does about pet owners in general. But I CAN tell you that raising tadpoles can be much more than just fun- it is easy and educational too!

  • Leopard Frog/Toad
    Slender greenish to brownish frog with dark spots which are usually edged with a lighter color. It has a light stripe along its upper jaw and tends to grow to be a little over 3 inches in length.

  • Mink frog
    The mink frog is very similar to (and often confused with) the Green Frog. It has an olive green dorsum that is spotted or mottled with dark, irregular markings. It also has dark markings on the legs that run parallel to the leg's long axis. Adult mink frogs range from 1.8 to 2.9 inches long. This species is almost completely aquatic and is very secretive. The name "Mink Frog" comes from the musty, mink-like odor that the frog gives off as a warning when handled.

  • Northern Leopard Frog - Frogs of New England
    The Northern Leopard Frog is a slender frog measuring 2-5 inches. It can be either green or brown in color with light colored continuous ridges and light rimmed dark spots between these ridges in two or three rows.

  • Nova Scotia Frogs
    In spring the naturalist's fancy turns to frogs. Eight kinds of frogs live in Nova Scotia. The sight and sound of them is part of most peoples' childhood experience, although a few misconceptions have given the toads a bit of a bad name they don't deserve.

  • Pickerel Frog
    The tan-colored Pickerel Frog has smooth skin and parallel lines of blotches running down its back. Other colorings are a light stripe along the jaw, and the underside of the hind legs is bright yellow to orange. Its voice is a steady, low-pitched croak (but while underwater, its sound may change to a rolling snore).

  • Spring Peeper
    The Spring Peeper is only .75 - 1.5 inches long, but is has a very powerful high-pitched whistle with the occasional trill that can be heard over long distances. Its color ranges from tan to brown to gray with large toe pads. The only really distinguishing feature common to this species is a dark marking on its back that roughly resembles an "X". This is one of the East's most familiar frogs because of the sound it makes. The chorus of this species is one of the first signs of Spring.

  • Tomato Frog
    This frog looks like a big, ripe tomato. Read about how to care for these loveable frogs, and check out some little-known facts.

  • Wood Frogs
    This terrestrial frog is usually colored light tan to dark brown, but can be pink, tan, or even nearly black. Wood Frogs have a very conspicuous dark mask around their eyes that abruptly ends behind the eardrums.

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