Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Opinion Volume 3 Issue 8

What can Amphibians Tell us about Environmental Health?

Roberta da Rocha Braga*

Comparative and Experimental Pathology Post-Graduation Program, University of São Paulo, São Paulo / Academic Laboratory of Wildlife Pathology, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Roberta da Rocha Braga, Academic Laboratory of Wildlife Pathology, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Received: June 22, 2021; Published: July 14, 2021

Introduction

  Amphibians are a fascinating class of Vertebrate animals with a double life, relying on the water during their "infancy" to metamorphose into terrestrial adult ones. More than eight thousand species are reported worldwide, and the order Anura (frogs and toads) makes up ninety percent of the total [1].

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Citation

Citation: Roberta da Rocha Braga. “What can Amphibians Tell us about Environmental Health?". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.8 (2021): 18-19.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Roberta da Rocha Braga. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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