Showing posts from June, 2013

Our first Fringed leaf frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) is out of the water!

In November, we had our first clutch of Cruziohyla craspedopus eggs laid in our rainchamber. One of the first times this species has been bred in the US.

Rabb's Fringe-limbed Treefrog featured in this month's National Geographic!

Thank you to Joel Sartore and Nat Geo for helping to get his story out there!

Ask the frog staff: Parental Care in Poison frogs

Excuse me, i've got a question about dendrobatidae : Is Dendrobates Pumilio the only species whose females carry tadpoles on their backs, or not ? Thanks (Ivan L) Epipedobates tricolor transporting tadpoles across the conservatory to a suitable water source Thanks, Ivan ... Dendrobates pumilio (now Oophaga pumilio ) like most frogs in the dendrobatidae family transport their larvae to a suitable aquatic environment after hatching. Often times, it is the female but sometimes it can be the male. If I remember correctly, larvae can be transported by either in O. pumilio , but most often it is the female ... Thanks for your question! I find parental care in frogs—and particularly Poison frogs— fascinating — Mark

Endangered Species Day this Saturday, June 8th from 10am - 2pm!

From 2011 Endangered Species Day @ ABG Come on out to the Garden this Saturday and talk with amphibian staff, as well as members of the conservation department about endangered species in Georgia and abroad. There will also be over a dozen local organizations and institutions displaying rare plants and animals. For more information, click the link below: Endangered Species Day | Atlanta Botanical Garden