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A SECOND SKIN Like other amphibians, the African dwarf clawed toad – a relative of the Surinam toad and the African clawed toad (pp. 22–23) – sheds its skin everyÂ€five to seven days. This action may get rid of parasites attached to the toad’s skin. Wrinkled skin starting to lift off and shed MANY ENEMIES Webbed feet make the clawed frog a powerful swimmer As shown in this print by naturalist artist John James Audubon (1785–1851), many water birds, like these black-crowned night herons, eat vast numbers of frogs.
One of three pairs of feathery gills Typical large eye 4 EIGHT WEEKS AND AFTER Eight-week-old newt larva Smaller back leg Long, spindly front leg The body lengthens, the tail grows stronger, and the body outline begins to take shape. The back legs are much smaller than the long, spindly front legs. As development continues, the larva’s head, mouth, body, legs, and tail take on a more adult shape. Some amphibians, such as axolotls (pp. 12–13), never develop beyond the larval stage. 25 cm) long when they hatch and 4 in (10 cm) long when they develop into young adults 12 weeks later.
They have had to evolve more highly poisonous chemicals in their skin as their enemies, including snakes and spiders, become resistant to milder skin toxins Bright color helps to warn predators Red flash color helps camouflage frog This bright mantella has a red “flash” color on the inside of its leg STRANGE NAME The strawberry poison-dart frog was originally given its common name because of its usual strawberry red color, made even brighter by deep blue-black flecks. But strawberry poisondart frogs from different areas may have different colors – blue, green, yellow, orange, spotted, plain, and even black and white.
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