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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 a gorgeous array of colours, shapes, sizes and habitats.
They stay either in water and on land and flow in an exceptional number of methods from swimming, to hopping or even flying.
With a sequence of specifically commissioned photos, Amphibian seems to be in close-up on the interesting common background of those creatures from the brilliant green,
red-eyed tree frogs to ordinary, burrowing, worm-like caecilians from startling black and yellow fireplace salamanders to tiny obvious glass frogs.

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Courtship displays MALE PALMATE In most newts and salamanders, courtship and mating Although he lacks the male crested newt’s dramatic high-toothed crest, the male palmate newt is easily distinguished from the female. He has swollen cloacal glands, fully webbed hind feet, and a tail with a pointed tip but no fin. involves a complex behavioral display by the male for the female. Not only does a male have to find a mate of the same species, but he has to guide the female over a spermatophore, or small sperm packet, which he deposits on the ground or in a pond.

20–21). ASIAN ARBOREALS The Asian tree toad, at 2–4 in (5–10 cm) long, is an unusual toad with disks on its fingers and toes. They are good climbers and live in trees and bushes near streams in the forests of Thailand, Sumatra, and Borneo (pp. 42–43). 75 in (5–7 cm) long These four, fat tomato frogs€(pp. 60–61) from northwestern Madagascar really are this deep tomatored color, and are shaped like a tomato as well. 44 Senegal running frog FRIENDLY FROG The Asian painted frog from China, Indonesia, and India is an attractive species.

The yellow reed frog (above) from South Africa lives among lily pads in swampy areas. Poison-dart frogs (pp. 56–57) also live in treefrog-type habitats and have finger and toe disks, so they may also be thought of as tree frogs. Straddling walk Large, red eye RED-EYED TREE WALKER This red-eyed tree frog, which stalks its insect food, is a capable climber. It is a “flying” frog and€can glide between leaves and€branches in its rain forest home. Red-eyed tree frogs are found in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama.

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