Year Of the Frog. What Is an Amphibian?. Vertebrate Animal with a backbone Cold-Blooded Use their surroundings to warm up or cool down Amphibian = 2 Lives 1 st in the water--breathing with gills Lay eggs → hatch → metamorphose 2 nd on land--breathing with lungs.
42 species of frogs and toads
4 species threatened
1 species endangered
About 30 species of salamanders
6 species threatened
2 species endangeredFrogs in Texas
Strong long legs with webbed feet for jumping and leaping
Lay eggs in clusters
A Group of frogs is called
An ARMY of frogs
Warty and dry skin
Stubby bodies with short hind legs for hopping
Lay eggs in chains
A Group of toads is called
A KNOT of toadsFrogs vs. Toads
That’s why their skin needs to be moist!!
American bullfrog found in
San Marcos River
thought to have become extinct
because of climate change
Participate in a Leap Year activity at a local zoo or aquarium.
Participate in the National Wildlife Federation’s “Record the Ribbit” on May 3.
Contact Texas Parks and Wildlife to become a citizen scientist through Texas Amphibian Watch.
You can become an Amphibian Spotter
You can Adopt-a-Frog Pond
Listen to frogs at night
Check for frogs with malformations
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/amphibians/What else can YOU do?