Amphibians in danger a worldwide warning by Ron Fridell

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Describes the alarming worldwide disappearance of amphibians and its possible link to such conditions as erosion of the ozone layer, greenhouse effect and global warming, and environmental pollution.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-86) and index.

Book details

Statementby Ron Fridell.
LC ClassificationsQL644.2 .F75 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL377174M
ISBN 100531117375
LC Control Number98039163

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Amphibians in Danger reminds all readers that frogs, toads, and salamanders have been on Earth for a very, very long time, but that now these amphibians are dying at an alarming rate.5/5(3). Amphibians are sensitive to changes in their environment. Many species of amphibians have already gone extinct or are in danger of going extinct.

Decline in Amphibian Population In the past several years around 43% of all amphibian species have shown a decline in. Ron Fridell Describes the alarming worldwide disappearance of amphibians and its possible link to such conditions as erosion of the ozone layer, greenhouse effect and global warming, and environmental pollution.

Add library to Favorites. This is a book for all readers who want to learn about amphibians, the animal group that includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. It draws on many years of classroom teaching, laboratory experience, and field observation by the authors.

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Helen Meredith, amphibian conservationist at the Zoological Society of London, said: "Looking intoit seems there will be more extinctions of species of amphibians. The current mass extinction episode is most apparent in the amphibians.

With approximately 7, species, amphibians are dependent on clean fresh water and damp habitats and are considered vulnerable to habitat loss (deforestation), changes in water or soil quality and the potential impacts of climate change, and in addition many species are suffering from an epidemic caused by a chytrid fungus.

Frogs and other amphibians are among the most threatened creatures in the world today – globally, at least a third, probably 40%, of amphibian species are in urgent danger.

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Infectious Diseases. Significant amphibian declines have been associated with infectious agents such as the chytrid fungus and iridoviruses. A chytrid fungal infection known as chytridiomycosis was first discovered in populations of amphibians in Australia, but also has been found in Central America and North America.

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Like amphibians, reptiles are vertebrates (in the phylum Chordata) and most are ectothermal. Reptiles evolved from salamander-like creatures about million years ago. Unlike amphibians, reptiles do not have to live part of their life in water. Early reptiles were the first vertebrates to produce shelled eggs that protected their eggs from.

The following list of amphibians (34 species), reptiles (38), birds () and mammals (93) indicates those vertebrate species believed to be part of the fauna of New York and the present legal status of these species in New York State.

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They include the Mombacho salamander (Bolitoglossa mombachoensis), the miadis frog, the Cerro Saslaya frog (Plectrohyla sp.). Description: Caecilians completely lack limbs, making the smaller species resemble worms, while the larger species with lengths up to meters resemble snakes.

The tail is short or absent. They have a strong skull, with a pointed snout used to force their way through soil or mud.[2] In most species, the number of bones in the skull are reduced and fused together, and the mouth is. Where found: A single species, the hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) occurs in the eastern United States, while Asian species occur in both China and Japan.

They are the largest living amphibians known today. The Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus), reaches up to m ( ft), feeds on fish and crustaceans, and has been known to live for more than 50 years in captivity.[2].

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Amphibians are an ancient group, representing remnants of the first land vertebrates. Modern taxa are early Mesozoic in origin.

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