The Maltese Painted Frog

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The Maltese painted frog, Discoglossus pictus, is found near open places such as in Buskett, small streams, Chadwick Lakes and also in fields. This animal is an amphibian which means that it lives both on water and on land. This is the only frog species in Malta, as is known as an endemic species. Discoglossus pictus usually has a dark olive green colour, their belly is whitish. Females lay a total of 500 to 1000 eggs. The Discoglossus pictus is very rare to find in Malta and this species is becoming extinct. There are many ways to help these animals like not torturing them, leaving them in their own habitat and by not destroying their habitat. It is important to keep them alive or in a few decade's time these amphibians will become extinct.

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