Saturday, 17 April 2021

The Amphibians Near Extinct due to Fungus Disease – Science 5

Fig 01- A garden décor frog

In recent years, Science, volume 363 (published in 29 March 2019) reported declining of amphibian population worldwide due to fungal disease.

Among amphibians affected by this disease are:

- frogs

- toads

- salamanders

- newts

- caecilians

The fungus also described as “supefungus.” The scientific name of fungus is Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. This is a chytrid fungus, and then, disease is called as Chytridiomycosis.

Some symptoms of chytridiomycosis are following:

- convulsions

- lack of muscle control

- loss of appetite.


Fig 02- Magnolia blooming, just for illustration.


 

Fig 03- A little palm tree.

The fungus infects skin of frog or other amphibians, very painful, then causes:

- difficulty to breathe

- damage of nervous system.

- slowly kill amphibians

This fungal disease lead to decreasing about 30% of 501 amphibian species, include:

- almost extinction of 200 species

- extinction of 90 species

However, scientists have worked hard to prevent more devastation to amphibians population around the globe.

2 comments:

  1. Pobres animalitos, también sufren enfermedades y no nos damos cuenta muchas veces. Saludos.

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      The Amphibians Near Extinct due to Fungus Disease – Science 5
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      Fig 01- A garden décor frog

      In recent years, Science, volume 363 (published in 29 March 2019) reported declining of amphibian population worldwide due to fungal disease.

      Among amphibians affected by this disease are:
      - frogs
      - toads
      - salamanders
      - newts
      - caecilians

      The fungus also described as “supefungus.” The scientific name of fungus is Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. This is a chytrid fungus, and then, disease is called as Chytridiomycosis.

      Some symptoms of chytridiomycosis are following:
      - convulsions
      - lack of muscle control
      - loss of appetite.

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