Amphibians

 


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Manuals

This Husbandry Manual Register is in two parts;

1. The first section is an index of Amphibian Taxonomic Orders. Click on the Taxonomic link to be taken to the relevant section within the second section of the Registry.  Please note that Husbandry Manuals are not currently available for all groups or species.

2. The second section provides the contact details for the Husbandry Manuals known to us from the taxonomic group you have selected, listed by Taxonomic Family.

If the contact details for a specific Manual has changed or you know of, or are searching for, a specific Manual which is not listed here, please contact me and I will endeavour to assist.

Many of the following Husbandry Manuals are available from one or more of the regional Zoo Management Associations; unfortunately in most cases you need to be a financial member of the relevant Association in order to be eligible to obtain a copy of a Manual. However, wherever possible, contact details for obtaining a copy directly from the authors (or elsewhere) is provided.

 

Amphibian Index


Anura (Frogs and Toads)

Caudata (Newts & Salamanders)

Gymnophiona (Caecilians)

 


Amphibian Husbandry Manuals

A Manual for Control of Infectious Diseases in Amphibian Survival Assurance Colonies and Reintroduction Programs.
A.P. Pessier & J.R. Mendelson (eds.) (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Poisonous or Venomous Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and
Invertebrates in Captivity Management Guidelines
Warren Spencer (2004).
Bristol Zoo Gardens
The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland,
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Hygiene Protocol for the Control of Disease in Frogs
NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download

Amphibian chytridiomycosis: strategies for captive management and conservation
S. Young, L. Berger & R. Speare (2007).
Int. Zoo Yb. (2007) 41: 85–95
Amphibian Disease Ecology Group, School of Public Health,
Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, 4811, Australia.
E-mail:
sam.young@jcu.edu.au
 

Amphibian Husbandry Resource Manual
Vicky A. Poole & Shelly Grow (eds) 2008.

Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download

 

Amphibian Conservation Resource Manual
Shelly Grow & Vicky A. Poole (eds) 2007.

Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download

 

A guide to the biosecurity and husbandry standards required for the safe and responsible management of ex situ populations of amphibians.

(2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

Information On Human Health Hazards From Animal Diseases (Zoonoses)
Compiled by John Potter (2007).
Contact me for availability

 

Wildlife Health in Tasmania: Disease Information
Department of Primary Industries and Water (undated).
- Amphibian Chytridiomycosis
- Devil Facial Tumour Disease
- Platypus Mucormycosis
- Toxoplasmosis
- Sarcoptic Mange
- Avian Influenza
- Seal Tuberculosis
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

Nutrition Recommendations for some Captive Amphibian Species (Anura and Caudata) (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Anura (Frogs and Toads)

Nutrition Recommendations for some Captive Amphibian Species (Anura and Caudata) (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

Arthroleptidae (Screeching Frogs)

Screeching Frog Husbandry Guidelines
Benjamin Tapley (2008).
EAZA

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Ascaphidae (Tailed Frogs)

Brachycephalidae (Gold Frogs and Shield Toads)

Bufonidae (True Toads)

Puerto Rican Crested Toad Husbandry Manual
Andrew Lentini
(2006/07 update).
For a summary of this manual, Go here to download 
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


Puerto Rican Crested Toad Husbandry Manual

Andrew Lentini
(2002).
For a summary of this manual, Go here to download 
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


Puerto Rican Crested Toad Husbandry Manual (Spanish version)

Andrew Lentini
(2002).
Curatorial Keeper, Amphibians and Reptiles.
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Scarborough,
Ontario M1B 5K7, Canada.
Phone: + 1 416 392 5900
Fax: + 1 416 392 5863
Email:
torontozoo@torontozoo.ca
AZA
ISIS

Puerto Rican Crested Toad (Nutrition Chapter)
Devinson, D. (1998).
In: Puerto Rican crested toad Species Survival Plan -
Husbandry Guidelines. A. Lentini (ed)
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Kihansi Spray Toad Guidelines
Sam Lee (2002).
Wildlife Conservation Society, Department of Herpetology.
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460-1099, USA.
Phone: + 1 718 220 5042
Fax: + 1 718 220 6887/7114
E-mail:
slee@wcs.org

AZA
ISIS

Boreal Toad Husbandry Manual
Kirsta L. Scherff-Norris (ed) (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) Husbandry Manual
Vicky Poole (2006).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or:
Go here to download

 

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Centrolenidae (Glass Frogs and Leaf Frogs)

Dendrobatidae (Poison-dart Frogs)

Trinidad Stream Frog Husbandry Guidelines
Benjamin Tapley (2008).
EAZA

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Discoglossidae (Fire-bellied Toads)

Mallorcan Midwife Toad Management Guidelines
 
Ziegler, N. (2000).
 Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
 Contact:

 
Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
 Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
 E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

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Heleophrynidae (Ghost Frogs)

Hemisotidae (Shovel-nosed Frogs)

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Hylidae (New World Tree Frogs)

Mission Golden-eyed Tree Frog Husbandry Guidelines
Benjamin Tapley (2007).
EAZA

Green Tree Frog Husbandry Manual
Harper, B. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


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Hyperoliidae (African Tree Frogs)

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Leiopelmatidae (New Zealand Frogs)

Native Frog Captive Husbandry Manual
Webster, N. (2004) (1st draft).
Department of Conservation, New Zealand.
Go here to download

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Leptodactylidae (Neotropical Frogs)

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Mantellidae

AARK Ex Situ Management Guidelines: Mantella aurantiaca
Craig Walker and Richard Gibson (updated 2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Captive Management Guidelines for the Golden Mantella
Craig Walker (1995).
Zoological Society of London,
Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK.
E-mail: craig.walker@zsl.org

Contact me for availability

Climbing Mantella Husbandry Guidelines
Dr. Samuel Furrer and Ragna Franz (2008).
Zoo Zürich, Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zürich 
E-mail: samuel.furrer@zoo.ch

Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Megophryidae (South Asian Frogs)

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Microhylidae (Microhylid Frogs)

Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii & guineti) Husbandry Guidelines
Gonçalo Rosa, Fabio Mattioli, Ilze Dunce & Henk Zwartepoorte (2009).
EAZA

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Myobatrachidae (Australian Frogs)

Northern Corroboree Frog Captive Breeding Facility Operations and Husbandry Manual
M. Evans, C. Humphrys & R. Jansen (2010).
Contact me for availability

Southern Corroboree Frog Husbandry Manual
Richards, N. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Pelobatidae (Spadefoot Toads)

Pelodytidae (Parsley Frogs)

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Pipidae (Tongueless Frogs)

Xenopus spp. Husbandry
(Unknown) Revised 2004.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download
Additional information can be found at:
Go here to download
and Go here to download

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Pseudidae (Paradox Frogs)

 

Ranidae (Riparian Frogs and True Frogs)

Northern Leopard Frog Husbandry Manual
Wind, E. (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Husbandry Protocols and Procedures for the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) in British Columbia

Wind, E. (2002).
Report produced for the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team. Department of National Defense, Victoria, BC. 94 p.

E-mail: ewind@telus.net

Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa) Husbandry Manual
Kim Lovich (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Rhacophoridae (Old World Tree Frogs)

Tonkin Bug-eyed Frog Husbandry Guidelines
Ilze Dunce (2005).
Riga Zoo
E-mail:
ilzedunce@hotmail.com
ISIS

Bamboo Tree Frog Husbandry Guidelines
Benjamin Tapley (2007).
EAZA

Taylor’s Bug Eyed Frog Husbandry Guidelines
Benjamin Tapley (2007).
EAZA

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Rhinodermatidae (Darwin's Frogs)

Rhinophrynidae (Burrowing Toad)

Sooglossidae (Seychelle Frogs)

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Caudata (Newts & Salamanders)

Nutrition Recommendations for some Captive Amphibian Species (Anura and Caudata) (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Ambystomatidae (Mole Salamanders)

Amphiumidae (Amphiumas)

 

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Cryptobranchidae (Giant Salamanders and Hellbenders)

Giant Salamanders Husbandry Guidelines
Aleksander Niwelinski (2007).
EAZA

Hellbender Salamander Taxon Management Account
William P. Flanagan (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Dicamptodontidae (Pacific Giant Salamanders)

Hynobiidae (Asiatic Salamanders)

Plethodontidae (Lungless Salamanders)

Proteidae (Mudpuppies and Waterdogs)

Rhyacotritonidae (Torrent Salamanders)

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Salamandridae (Newts and Salamanders)

Emperor Spotted Newt Management Guidelines
Helena Olsson & Richard Gibson (undated).
EAZA

Sardinian Brook Salamander Husbandry Guidelines
Sheila Funnell & Benjamin Tapley (2009).
EAZA

Alpine Newt Husbandry Guidelines
Jay Redbond (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

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Sirenidae (Sirens)

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Gymnophiona (Caecilians)

Caeciliidae (Caecilians)

Aquatic Typhlonectid Caecilian Husbandry Guidelines
Benjamin Tapley (2009).
EAZA

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Ichthyophiidae (Asiatic Tailed Caecilians)

Rhinatrematidae (Neotropical Tailed Caecilians)

Scolecomorphidae (African Caecilians)

Typhlonectidae (Aquatic Caecilians)

Uraeotyphlidae (Indian Caecilians)

 

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