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Freezing North American Wood Frogs
These frogs freeze completely when winter comes, entering a hibernation period. They actually stop their heartbeat, and thaw when spring comes..
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Location: Amphibians
Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea)
Growling Grass Frog
These frogs vary in coloration from splendid to boring. They seem to adapt to their surroundings. The particular "Golden" color comes from yellowish accents along the sides of their bodies...surprisingly, the "golden" color really looks like 14k Gold!! Yet, this color fades and shines depending upon tank temp and mood. If they are agitated, the color is washed out. If the tank is too cold, they turn very dark. These frogs can grow quickly! In the first month, the Bell Frog can double in size.
Rate:  (2.4)
Location: Amphibians
Hawaii's Hated Frogs
by Janet Raloff
Puerto Rico's beloved mascot is a miniature tree frog named for its distinctive call: ko-KEE. All night long, choirs of love-starved males serenade would-be mates, who respond with quiet guttural chuckles. "To me, it's pleasant just like birds singing," says Bryan Brunner, a University of Puerto Rico plant breeder in Mayaguez. "Here, everybody loves the coquies." And legend has it, he says, that coquies native only to Puerto Rico die of sadness when removed from their island. Hawaiians are lamenting that that fable isn't true.
Rate:  (3.1)
Location: Amphibians
Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilli)
Order: Anura, Family: Microphylidae
Tomato frogs are sexually dimorphic. The female ranges from reddish-orange to bright vermilion, and the male from dull orange to brownish-orange. Both males and females have a yellowish underside and black throat. Juveniles are dull in color, developing brighter coloration as they mature. The female tomato frog is larger than the male, measuring 3 to 4 inches long. The male is 2 to 21/2 inches long. The tomato frog has a squat body and narrow mouth; it has ridges of folds on the roof of its mouth.
Rate:  (3.9)
Location: Amphibians


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