Here are a few quick tips to help you distinguish between a Frog & Toad.
1.) Toads are rough and bumpy - Frogs are slick and smooth
2.) Frogs are dark Green and brown - Toads are amber/Reddish/Yellow & Brown
3.) Toads have large glands on the back of their heads that release poison - Frogs do not
4.) Frogs are semi-aquatic and spend most time in water or on the banks of ponds - Toads are more likely to be found near any area with a water source but can also be found in areas not near bodies of water.
5.) Frogs have vomerine teeth in their upper jaw - Toads have no teeth
It’s #EndangeredSpeciesDay , but mass extinction is something that I don’t chose once a year to think about. Every day I’m reminded of it when I look at the many beautiful critically endangered species I work with, like this incredible frog, Echnomiohyla valancifer, a very close cousin of the recently extinct species Rabbs Fringe-limbed Tree Frog. There is so much irreplaceable beauty in this world that we stand to lose every day, and it’s all our faults. I don’t understand why the majority of people chose to turn a blind eye to this. Even lots of people who consider themselves animal educators don’t talk much at all about the fact that we are losing species at a rate 1000x faster than the natural extinction rate. Today, make an effort to teach someone about your most beloved endangered species and how they can help them. Make an effort to post about it, learn about the species in your area that you didn’t even realize were disappearing and make an effort to do more, and be better. This is not just a problem for endangered species, but for the balance of our planet, and for all of us. We’re the only ones to blame, and we’re the only ones who can change it.
Sometimes science takes us outside of the lab. So instead of Fluorescence Friday, this is Field Work Friday! This last week took our frog lab team out into various areas in New Mexico to preserve genetic material from the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog (shown gettin' sexy in the top picture). Samples like the sperm sample shown below are preserved for years to come as a way to increase genetic diversity of captive populations as well as to conserve the valuable genetics of these animals while still allowing them to roam free in the wild! #conservation#frogs#chiricahualeopardfrog#science#gradschool#womeninscience#animalscience#fieldwork#frogfriday#scicomm
So I guess green wasn’t the go for that night Bob wanted something different this time in town, so he settled for a warm caramel brown. Whatever he wears he does it the best, a favourite friend of mine you probably guessed. ( about 20 minutes after that first photo and he’d changed to this brown ) .
Green-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria serrata) •
This stunning serrata was photographed in-situ after a wet season downpour in the rainforests of Far North Queensland, camouflaging against the rocks with its stunning mossy pattern and frilled limbs.
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🍂✨Victorian smooth froglet (Geocrinia victoriana). Breeding with the autumn rains these guys can be heard producing a diphasic call - where the first part of their call is a territorial call, a warning for other males in the area, followed by the several repeated “meep” notes to attract females.
Doing some work on the boat at night and found my little friend looking alright. Bob the boat frog looking at me and looking about as cute as can be. For as long as I can remember Bobs lived on the boat and this night he was wearing his green coat....but as I worked throughout the night Bob changed his outfit alright...
Happy #FrogFriday from Tasmania everyone! I chose this awesome pic of a Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) by @bensamuel86 b/c this frog looks as happy as I feel today!
I just went and met my new work team at Tas Roads and I hope I can do as much good work for them as I was able to do in NSW.
I’m feeling great about starting my new job next week and will share as many of my Tasmanian adventures with y’all as possible!
The nights are getting cooler here and the frogs are finding it harder and harder to come out and socialise. But it was my birthday yesterday and this pobblebonk made the effort to come out and celebrate it. What a legend. Limnodynastes terraereginae for #frogfriday
Another Friday, another 🐸 . I keep finding these little ones in my bromeliads so I guess they’re here to stay for a while. Although the poor things will be sick of the paparazzi soon! I only bother them for a minute or two a day. I hope they aren’t too put out by my presence. But seriously I can’t stop checking up on them, they are just too cute. If you swipe I’ve reposted a video recording of their call which I made last September. It doesn’t contain any frog footage just their call.
Mencoba Jauh dari Air
Perlu diingat bahwa katak adalah vertebrata pertama yang mencoba kehidupan darat. Ya, mereka masih mencoba dan belum siap untuk serius, sehingga mereka harus kembali ke tempat mereka dilahirkan. Seperti katak berekor dari spesies katak pohon jawa (Rhacophorus margaritifer) ini yang benar-benar ragu untuk merantau jauh dari tempatnya lahir dan berkembang.
Its #FrogFriday , this week it is a great photo and call submission of a Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii) from Hans Erken on #FrogID . A common species on the east coast of Australia, it is known to call all year round!
We take this as a sign that Wetland Weekend will be a big success this year! Frog Friday (May 18) at 8 pm; Wetland Workshop Saturday (May 19) from 10-noon. “Hop” to see you there! #frogfriday#graytreefrog#soundsofsummer .