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what are the 3 orders we have to know?
gymnphiona- resemble ___ and ___
amphibians evolved from ___
what is an example of a gymnophiona?
caecilian- blind and no legs
what do caudata have that is different from anura?
the juvenile form of an amphibian is a ___ breather
the adult form of an amphibian is an ___ breather
what does amphibios mean?
both forms of life
there are no true sea water amph., why?
they would shrivel up in salt water
what 4 things change with metamorphosis?
gills turn to primative lungs
tail is lost w/ anura
___ and ___ represent the majority of captive amphibians
frogs and toads
frogs are found everywhere except ___ ___ and ___
what 4 things make a frog a frog?
what is the avg LS of a pet?
do amph. shed?
do they eat their shed?
amph. are rich in __ on their skin to keep it moist
all frogs secrete ___, these are realllly bad for dogs and cats.
the most prominent site of secretion is ___
the top of the head
what are the glands called at the top of the head that secrete profuse toxins?
the vivid colors on their skin serve as a ___ sign
___ exists to immitate poisonous spp.
what is skin brooding?
raising eggs in the skin
amph. have a ___ and a ___, they do not shed the ___
the endoskeleton is fused in many places, and the hyoid bone is modified to allow ___ ___ ___ ___
ejection of the tongue
all adults are ___ even though they possess a fleshy tongue
most amphibians can voluntarily prolapse their ___ to help prevent ___
their diet as a tadpole/larvae is primarily ___
what 3 things make up a majority of their diet?
what are the 4 methods of respiration?
buccopharyngeal (air gulping)
which sex is more vocal?
if a female is heard it is typically a __ call
do amph. have a bladder?
what types of amph excrete ammonia?
what types of amph. excrete uric acid/urea?
in a viviparous amph. the ___ may occur inside them
fertilization is ___ in only a few spp
what is the term used for the male clinging onto the female?
amph. have a ___ chambered heart
in the 3 ch. heart, ___ and ___ blood mix
where should you look if you've let your amph. escape?
what is a good substrate for amph?
soil, holds moisture
what is important to remember about the water with an aquatic spp?
it should set for 24 hours, be stale
room temp is __
what is a common dz of frogs?
what bact. causes red leg?
what should be added to the water to tx red leg?
what 3 things can cause red leg?
what fungus causes a disappearance of some frogs?
what are the 5 CS of chydrid fungus?
what are the 2 GI zoonotic disorders?
what is the one nervous zoonotic disorder?
what shouldnt you use on their skin?
what is the best blood draw location?
ventral abdominal vein