23 January, 2008

Gardiner Seychelles Frog

What a tiny frog: reaching a maximum length of 11 millimetres (0.4 in) only; even on a finger nail, it looks very small. The frog is found only in Seychelles - mainly in Mahe; and its status is classified as 'vulnerable': forest fires, invasive species, agricultural activities, expanding human settlement, the logging of timber and the expanding tourism industry have all been destructive to the frog. Due to it being very rare, very little information is available on the frog. The animal is one of ten species selected by the organization for conservation attention as part of the newly announced EDGE Amphibians program.

More on the Frog: National Geographic, IUCN Red List, Animal Info, Arkive, Island Biodiversity, Biodiversity-Mongobay, Mongobay, World Lingo, Edge of Existence, Yahoo News, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, Books, Scholar

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