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Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Michael Lannoo


The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages raise an alarming question: “Are deformed humans next?” Taking a fresh look at this disturbing environmental problem, this book provides a balanced overview of the science behind the malformed frog phenomenon. Bringing together data from ecology, parasitology, and other disciplines, the author considers the possible causes of these deformities, tells which frogs have been affected, and addresses quest ... More

Keywords: frogs, malformation, deformities, ecology, parasitology, wetlands, aquatic ecosystems, pesticide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520255883
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255883.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Lannoo, author