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Frogs (Brisbane Region)

Frogs (Brisbane Region)

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Australian Frogs of the Moreton Bay (Brisbane) region, plus advice on how to attract frogs to your garden
Australian Frogs of the Moreton Bay (Brisbane) region, plus advice on how to attract frogs to your garden

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Published by: draculavanhelsing on Jul 07, 2010
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11/06/2012

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www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au
 
Frogs include some o ourmost interesting and best-loved creatures. Althoughsome species are verycommon, some extremelyvocal, and some particularlycolourul and beautiul, mostare not well know
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Frogs are vertebrates (animals with backbones)and belong to the Class Amphibia.
All Amphibians:
Have a three-chambered heart.
Use the skin as a respiratory (breathing) surfaceto augment the function of their lungs.
Spend part (or all) of their life asa larval stage living in freshwater.
Amphibians include rogs, newts,salamanders, axolotls and caecilians. Frogs are the only amphibiansnative to Australia. Toads are rogs,but there areno true toadsnative to Australia. The Cane Toad is anintroduced pest.  The rog amily (Family Anura)is an ancient group. They may beound as ossils as oldas 250 million years. This predates the dinosaurs. The region which includes South-East Queensland andNorth-East New South Wales has a greater varietyo rog species (more than 50) than any otherAustralian region o similar size. The reasons or this are explained inChapter 22 o council’s dual-award winning book:
Livi wit te Evirmet i te Pie Rivers Sire.

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