Question: Why is the Lake Titicaca water frog endangered?

The causes of the precarious status of the Titicaca water frog are over-collecting for human consumption, pollution and introduced trout, and it may also be threatened by disease.

Why does the Titicaca frog have large folds of skin?

These skin folds help them respire in the cold oxygen-rich waters of the lake. They can even be seen doing “push-ups” to allow more water to pass through their folds, increasing the oxygen absorption when needed.

What fish live in Lake Titicaca?

What is so special about Lake Titicaca?

It is world-record breaking

The highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake Titicaca sits 3,800 meters above sea level. At 12,500 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, it sits astride the border between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.

Are American bullfrogs edible?

The American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is the largest frog in the U.S., weighing up to one pound. It has been cultivated globally for its edible legs and has been introduced and spread to many regions around the globe as a food source and through aquaculture escape.

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