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.
63 species of amphibians in Texas
42 species of frogs and toads
4 species threatened
1 species endangered
About 30 species of salamanders
6 species threatened
2 species endangered
Smooth or slimy skin
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 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
Presentation designed by Heather Cardella Dammeyer