Frog that breathes through skin

This aquatic frog, known as Barbourula kalimantanensis, is found in a remote Borneo stream in Indonesia. It doesn't have any lungs.It absorbs the oxygen through the skin. It is an endangered frog, because of the excessive mining, in the area, that has destroyed all suitable habitat, in the vicinity. Normally amphibians are more prone to lunglessness, as they have developed, other methods of gas exchange.

Posted by M Hunt on Friday, April 11, 2008. Filed under , , , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Feel free to leave a response

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