The Reptile Report - A new bright yellow frog species has been found in the mountains of western Panama. The frog belongs to a species-rich group of frogs, the so-called rainfrogs that...
Killer Parasite Puts Rare Frogs in Peril
The Reptile Report - Australia- The most vulnerable frogs in NSW are being ravaged by a deadly parasite.
Two strains of the myxosporean parasite were linked last year to rapidly declining frog numbers. Now, research from Taronga Zoo and the University of Sydney has revealed the disease hits endangered frogs hardest, but frogs raised in the zoo do not develop the parasites.
The parasites infect frogs’ livers and brains, especially at the tadpole stage, and can make them less mobile and vulnerable to predators, or stop them metamorphosing into adults.
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