Frog species

Frog species


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  • 2 types of frogs
  • 3 frog species endangered
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There are more than four thousand species of frogs that are spread all over the world except Antarctica, so the world because it -aatmada the kind - you can adapt to live in the mountains, or deserts or rain forests, and can live in the water, or on the ground or on the trees. Frogs belong to the range of amphibians, rank Anura, or Ademet tail, and include frogs which are soft and moist skin animals and legs for a long background to help them jump, as they include toads, which is characterized by skin dry it bumps resemble warts and short legs, heavy body. All of the types of frogs prominent eyes, and neck reductase are almost non-existent, and feeds mostly on insects, worms, slugs, spiders, large species feed on mice, birds, reptiles, and other small amphibians. [1]

Frog species

Most frog species live in the tropics, which is characterized as hot and humid, dense vegetation, and thus be suitable for frog species that prefer to live in aquatic environments, and those that live on land, and in some of the following types of frogs: [2]

  • Frog red tree eyes (scientific name: Agalychnis callidryas): frog inhabits the tropical areas stretching south of Mexico to the north of South America, he lives on trees and can easily jump and climbing thanks to his feet membranous equipped with dual lenses, thanks to its ability to cling to trees. This frog is characterized as the name suggests the eyes of prominent red, green body color it blue belts and yellow on both sides, and the legs shall be colored orange brightly, or colored diagonal red, and believed that this frog when attacking radiates many Boloanh which confuses his enemies and give him a chance to escape.
  • Frog poison blue (scientific name: Dendrobates tinctorius azureus): This type of frogs live exclusively in tropical forests, which borders the suburb Sipaliwini in southern Suriname and extends to the north of Brazil, is characterized by frog-colored blue lustrous spread on the back and sides of black spots vary in their distribution from one individual to another, and has long arms, and appeared curved, which is secreted from the poisonous skin glands to alienate predators material.
  • Frog poison golden color (scientific name: Phyllobates terribilis): Most members of the golden poison frog appear yellow colored lustrous, but there are members of colors ranging from pale orange to green. Cover skin frog poison golden highly toxic substance called (in English: Batrachotoxin), which is capable of producing between 700 to 1900 micrograms of poison in the system, which is toxic to the extent that 200 micrograms or less than enough to kill a human being, it is amazing that this kind of frogs It has one predator, a snake named scientific Liophis epinephelus is due because it is the only animal fortified against this poison.
  • Frog milk Amazonian (scientific name: Trachycephalus resinifictrix): called frog milk for Amazonian by this name because of the toxic substance white Milkiness secreted by the skin when it feels threatened, and be a frog in her childhood with radiant colors. The body blue covered with stripes and spots dark brown, gray and pale, but with his age colors become slightly pale and increasing the number of grains on the skin, and the colors of this is a kind of frog can adapt to live on trees in the Amazon rainforest in the north of South America. It features a long frog milk Amazonian Bouktm, and the existence of two intersecting lines in gold and black in the iris of the eye.
  • Frog tomato (scientific name: Dyscophus antongilii): frog native to the tropical rain forests in northeastern Madagascar, which resembles a grain of red ripe tomatoes, and is characterized by that the females are larger than males, when feeling frog tomato risk is secreted from the skin white substance similar to glue to deter animals predatory.
  • Goliath frog (scientific name: Conraua goliath): frog inhabits rivers in the tropical forests of Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, the largest frogs in the world, with a length ranging between 6.5 - 12.5 inches, and weighs between 1 to 7 pounds (453.6 - 3175.2 grams), and be larger than the female masculinity, a trait rare in the world of frogs, and is characterized by the lack of vocal folds to him, so he issued a kind of whistling to attract females in the mating season.
  • Frog poison snob (scientific name: Ranitomeya imitator): turn some frogs toxic to the simulated warning signs of frogs belong to other species, and for the poison frog snob it simulates both the frog poison Speckled back (scientific name: R. variabilis), and frog poison red head (scientific name: R. fantastica), and sometimes mixed mating between imitation frogs occur produced by members of her unique patterns.

Frog species threatened with extinction

Frogs exposed to many dangers that threaten their existence, and lead to a decrease in their numbers, and these species are already being threatened with extinction, such as:

  • Frog poison Lehmann (English: Lehmann's poison frog): frog inhabits rainforest in Colombia, and have skin planned stripes in bright red and yellow, or orange, and are these frogs on the brink of extinction because of environmental pollution, loss of habitat caused by cutting trees and replacing agricultural crops is legitimacy. [3]
  • Frog Koropi South (English: Southern Corroboree Frog): Featuring the southern frog Koropi flogged him black and yellow signs, warts spread along the body, covering the skin secretions of toxic. Scientists estimate that 25% of this type of frogs will become extinct over the next three years, and is expected to completely over the disappearance of ten years, due to his natural habitat destruction. [4]
  • Frog mountain yellow foot (English: Mountain yellow-legged frog): This type of frogs under threat because of the introduction of the state of California trout fish ponds and swamps in which they live, I took the fish feed on frogs, chicks, and compete for food too, because fish salmon trout is not a kind inherent in the region, but there is no kind interloper have enemies Hiuyon, which encourages growth and leaves the frogs without a natural defense, and the fire is also one of the dangers facing this kind of frogs. [5]
  • Golden frog Panama (in English: The Panamanian golden frog): the frog is called by this name because it is the national animal of Panama because his skin is golden in color it black or more mark. Featuring frogs Panama gold from other types of frogs that their members communicate with each other through Altluig by hand instead of chirping, and back because the environment in which they live infested noise, a species listed as an animal is threatened with extinction, but some experts believe that it is already extinct. [ 6]
  • Frog Clown Almthelon (in English: Variable Harlequin Frog): is characterized by frog brightly Boloanh-like outfit clown, which is usually gradations yellow and orange with some dark marks, attracted frogs clown water only during the breeding season they are not swimming skilled like other frogs, and the risks this type of frog type of flies threaten to put the eggs on the thigh of the frog, and when the eggs hatch the larvae work on digging the skin, which ultimately leads to his death, and the second is the danger that is threatened by fungal diseases. [7]


  • ↑ "Frog and Toad",, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ Kara Rogers , "7 Awesome Frog Species of the Tropics"،, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ "5 Vanishing Frogs",, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ "5 Vanishing Frogs",, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ "5 Vanishing Frogs",, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ "5 Vanishing Frogs",, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.
  • ↑ "5 Vanishing Frogs",, Retrieved 19-4-2018. Edited.


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