By Barry Clarke
Лягушки, жабы, тритоны, саламандры и многое другое.
Потрясающий выбор цветов, форм, размеров и места обитания.
Они живут как в воде так и на суше , двигаются и плавают .
В книге серии фотографий этих существ .
Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the infrequent caecilians are available in a gorgeous array of colours, shapes, sizes and habitats.
They reside either in water and on land and movement in a very good number of methods from swimming, to hopping or even flying.
With a sequence of particularly commissioned images, Amphibian appears to be like in close-up on the attention-grabbing normal heritage of those creatures from the intense green,
red-eyed tree frogs to ordinary, burrowing, worm-like caecilians from startling black and yellow hearth salamanders to tiny obvious glass frogs.
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Newts float with their legs outstretched and body slightly inflated with air. They make slow, lazy, swimming movements using their legs like oars in a two-person rowboat. To move faster they paddle using only the front legs, only the hind legs, or sometimes alternately and sometimes together. When it needs to move quickly – for example, to escape an enemy – a newt may swim by rapidly flexing its body and lashing its tail from side to side. Watching newts swim tells a great deal about what they are doing and how they behave in different situations.
DOING TOO WELL! Introducing foreign species into a country can be harmful – they may compete with the native amphibians. In 1935, the marine toad was introduced into Australia to control the cane beetle infecting the sugar cane.
Mating and egg laying can take place over ten months of the year, leaving out only the driest, hottest months of July and August. Silvery stripe on male’s tail 2 DISPLAYING The male swims in front of the female showing his breeding dress. Raising the toothed crest on his back, and lashing his silvery tail, he fans secretions from his cloacal glands toward the female. Mule lashing tailÂ€toward female Well-developed forearm for holdingÂ€onto female 3 NUDGING The male deposits his spermatophore, then guides the female over it by nudging her side.
Amphibian (DK Eyewitness Books) by Barry Clarke