30 Sep '17, 7am

Study: Frogs in Pet Trade Carry Deadly Salamander Disease, Threatening Wild Populations:

For Immediate Release, September 29, 2017 Contact: Jenny Loda, (510) 844-7100 x 336, [email protected] Study: Frogs in Pet Trade Carry Deadly Salamander Disease, Threatening Wild Populations WASHINGTON— The journal Amphibia-Reptilia has published a study documenting a new pet-trade frog pathway for a deadly salamander fungus to enter the United States. Previously only found on salamanders, the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal ) was discovered by the study’s authors on small-webbed fire belly toads recently imported in Germany. Bsal is a highly virulent pathogen from Asia that has already nearly wiped out wild fire salamanders in the Netherlands and Belgium. In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Frogs, in January 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put a rule in place restricting imports of 201 s...

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