Why are they important?
Anurans are an indicator species of ecosystem health. Since they are highly susceptible to pollution, low levels of pollutants could cause a population decrease, and with early detection, one can work to protect an ecosystem. They also have a range of medicinal uses, such as exploring organ thawing in wood frogs, and anesthetics in assorted toad species. Frogs and toads also help to control populations of insects, which are potential vectors for pathogens.
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