As cities grow, they often end up in drains in urban areas. This report in Byalmost 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments, according to the United Nations.
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New research suggests that specific positions may serve to ensure that frog species only mate with their own kind. Things are heating up in frogville—researchers in India have discovered a completely new frog mating position. This new style of amplexus, as frog mating is known, is not for the prudish. Nor is this the first time a new position has been discovered in frogs.
It appears that no two frog species take the same approach to mating. Research into frog mating behavior is also revealing the creative ways that frogs have evolved to survive, and breed, in different kinds of habitats all over the world. The first step in reproduction is to find a partner.
It was considered lost, gone forever. Inall hopes of spotting our frog were lost when a nasty unpronounceable fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisstarted decimating wild populations of amphibians. The fungus creates a layer of spores on the skin of the victim until the layer becomes so thick that the amphibian is not able to breathe anymore.
T he week-long blast of cold Siberian air had left me wondering: what about the frogs? Would this late winter make things worse? In early March, in the mild air that followed, I checked a pond that would ordinarily be heaving with scores of loved-up frogs, males croaking as night fell.
But aside from making noise, what else is involved in the mating behaviors of tree frogs? But just when breeding occurs differs between species, said Carl Gerhardt, a tree frog expert at the University of Missouri. Some tree frogs mate when the weather is cold, others when the weather is warm.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forestsubtropical or tropical moist lowland forestsubtropical or tropical moist montane forestdry savannamoist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrublandsubtropical or tropical moist shrublandsubtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grasslandsubtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, riversswampsfreshwater lakesintermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshesintermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springsarable landpastureland, rural gardens, urban areasheavily degraded former forests, water storage areas, pondsirrigated land, seasonally flooded agricultural land, and canals and ditches. Some evidence suggests that west African frogs may change sex from female to male after having successfully bred. This contrasts with animals which are "simultaneous hermaphrodites  " which have both gonads at the same point.