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Vocabulary

  • Amphibian – a cold-blooded vertebrate animal that has an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage, followed by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage. Frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders are all amphibians.

Fun Facts

  • Spring Peepers are one of the loudest animals in CT! Their song is 90 decibels (about the same as a lawn mower). In comparison, the sound of Cicadas is 120 decibels.
  • Spring Peepers have a characteristic “X” pattern on their backs.
  • To make their calls, peepers squeeze air from their lungs, which causes the vocal sac in the throat to inflate like a balloon. The peeping sound happens as air leaves the lungs, passes over the vocal cords and into the vocal sac.

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