AmphibiaWeb provides information on amphibian declines, natural history, conservation, and taxonomy.

Species of the Week:
Rana (Lithobates) blairi

Amphibian News
It’s a busy time for AmphibiaWeb. Recently, the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) released their new online, searchable North American Standard English and Scientific Names Database, where you will find links to AmphibiaWeb species accounts for each amphibian. At the SSAR annual meeting at the University of Kansas (July 30th to August 3rd), Michelle Koo of AmphibiaWeb will present a vulnerability model of the alarming Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (a.k.a. Bsal, the recently described chytrid fungus infecting salamanders) and our proposal for a centralized database to help combat Bsal and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). In fact, more than half of the AmphibiaWeb steering committee will be present, so come find our presentations. We look forward to connecting with you there!

Current number of amphibian species: 7,428 (Jul 30, 2015) Newly added species