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Leopard Frog   (Rana sphenocephala)
Category: Amphibians

 

 

Leopard frogs are common across much of the U.S. They are named for their striking green and black leopard-like markings and are regarded as one of the most beautiful and entertaining pet amphibians.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_frog

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Northern-Leopard-Frog/

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Ranidae
Genus - Rana

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Caecilians: The Limbless Enigma

Caecilians are amphibians with long, limbless bodies that resemble worms or snakes more than frogs or salamanders. Their name means “blind ones,” a reference to their tiny, skin-covered (or in some cases, non-existent) eyes - which probably don’t get much use, as they spend most their lives burrowing underground. Caecilians are unusual for amphibians in that 75% of them give birth to live young, oftentimes, fully formed. There are also a few species where the mother actually grows a layer of nutritious, fatty skin that is eaten off by her own young, which is analogous to breastfeeding in mammals.

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