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By Barry Clarke

Amphibian /Амфибии
Лягушки, жабы, тритоны, саламандры и многое другое.
Потрясающий выбор цветов, форм, размеров и места обитания.
Они живут как в воде так и на суше , двигаются и плавают .
В книге серии фотографий этих существ .
Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the infrequent caecilians are available in a gorgeous array of colours, shapes, sizes and habitats.
They stay either in water and on land and flow in a superb number of methods from swimming, to hopping or even flying.
With a chain of particularly commissioned photos, Amphibian appears to be like in close-up on the attention-grabbing common heritage of those creatures from the brilliant green,
red-eyed tree frogs to bland, burrowing, worm-like caecilians from startling black and yellow fireplace salamanders to tiny obvious glass frogs.

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Seen away from their natural habitat, it is difficult to realize that their bright colors help to camouflage (pp. 20–21), as well as warn, or confuse, their€enemies. GUESS WHO? Kermit is probably based on the green tree frog. Male tree frogs sing to attract their females just like€Kermit. But he sings his love song to€Miss Piggy! Skin’s green color helps tree frog merge into background Dark markings on frog’s back match tree bark Unusual head shape helps with camouflage BONE HEAD Bony eyebrow protects eye (smaller than in most tree frogs) The skin on the heads of these two unusual tree frogs from Belize in Central America is fused to the bony, boxlike skull; this may help to reduce water loss (pp.

They are active social animals and sometimes school like fish. Early days Like frogs and toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians undergo a metamorphosis, or period of larval development. But the change in their body shape is less marked. In newts and salamanders, the larva looks more like the adult. The development of the crested newt is typical of species with aquatic larvae. However, many salamanders do not have a free-living larval stage. Instead, the female salamander may lay her eggs on land to be guarded by either parent, or she may keep the eggs in her body (pp.

Frogs have evolved a wide range of body shapes, sizes, and colors, that enable them to survive in widely diverse habitats. 5 in (40 cm) long AUSTRALIAN BURROWER Many frogs and toads burrow (pp. 54–55), but only the aptly named mole frog from Western Australia is a supreme example of adapting to life underground. A “head-first” burrower with a small head and tiny eyes, it uses its powerful, muscular front legs, broad hands, and stubby fingers to dig, in a molelike fashion. It lives on termites and only comes to the surface to mate – when it rains.

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