Tag Archives: Freshwater

Western Pond Turtle

Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Actinemys marmorata (Northwestern pond turtle) and Actinemys pallida (Southwestern pond turtle) Natural History Information Range and Habitat Historically found from southern British Columbia to northern Baja California, Western pond turtles once dominated freshwater systems throughout the west coast of North America (Germano and Bury 2001). Marshes, wetland sloughs, lakes and ponds were home to millions of

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Woodhouse Toad

Bufo woodhousii, or Anaxyrus woodhousii Order: Anura Family: Bufonidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Isolated colonies can be found throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of North America. Prefers lowland sandy areas but will inhabit a variety of areas including marshes, river bottoms, mountain canyons, desert streams, irrigated areas and urban and suburban yards. Vary from gray

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Marine (Cane) Toad

Rhinella marina, or Bufo marinus Order: Anura Family: Bufonidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat The native range of the marine toad (also known as the cane toad) is from the Rio Grande valley of Texas south to the Central Amazon and southeastern Peru. They have also been introduced into other areas, such as the Caribbean Islands, south Florida, the

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Pickerel Frog

Rana palustris Order: Anura Family: Ranidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Longevity Ecosystem Role Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information Temperature, Humidity, Light Cycles Substrate: Social Housing/Colony Management Other General Housing Requirements or Management information Diet Requirements Life Cycle Relevant Information Diet under human care Veterinary Concerns Enrichment Behavioral Relevant Information Environmental Enrichment Behavioral Enrichment

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Mossy Frog

Theloderma corticale Order: Anura Family: Rhacophoridae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Longevity Ecosystem Role Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information Temperature, Humidity, Light Cycles Substrate: Social Housing/Colony Management Other General Housing Requirements or Management information Diet Requirements Life Cycle Relevant Information Diet under human care Veterinary Concerns Enrichment Behavioral Relevant Information Environmental Enrichment Behavioral Enrichment

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Grey Tree Frog

Hyla versicolor Order: Anura Family: Hylidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Longevity Ecosystem Role Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information Temperature, Humidity, Light Cycles Substrate: Social Housing/Colony Management Other General Housing Requirements or Management information Diet Requirements Life Cycle Relevant Information Diet under human care Veterinary Concerns Enrichment Behavioral Relevant Information Environmental Enrichment Behavioral Enrichment

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Tomato Frog

Dyscophus Order: Anura Family: Microhylidae Species: Dyscophus guineti– False Tomato Frog Dyscophus antongilii Dyscophus insularis Natural History Information Range and Habitat Madagascan rainforests, forest floor. Longevity Expected adult lifespan 6-8 yrs. Ecosystem Role Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information D. guineti: Brown or pale orange in color as juveniles; develop brilliant red color by a few

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Cuban Tree Frog

Osteopilus septentrionalis Order: Anura Family: Hylidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Longevity Ecosystem Role Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information Temperature, Humidity, Light Cycles Substrate: Social Housing/Colony Management Other General Housing Requirements or Management information Diet Requirements Life Cycle Relevant Information Diet under human care Veterinary Concerns Enrichment Behavioral Relevant Information Environmental Enrichment Behavioral Enrichment

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American Green Tree Frog

Hyla cinerea Order: Anura Family: Hylidae Natural History Information This is a medium-sized frog that can reach up to 6 cm (2.5 inches) in length. Their bodies are usually colored green with shades ranging from bright yellowish-olive to lime-green. The darkness of the color can change depending on lighting or temperature. There may also be some small patches of gold

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