Average lifespan in the wild: 7 to 9 years
Size: (adult female) 3.5 to 6 in (9 to 15 cm)
Weight: 1.1 lb (0.50 kg)
Group name: Army or colony
Did you know? A female frog can lay as many as 20,000 eggs, which float in a clump on the surface of the water.
There are approximately 4740 species of frogs around the entire world. Frogs are amphibians, meaning they start off as water-breathing juveniles and develop into air-breating adults.
What does a Frog look like?
Frogs are characterized by their short, ridged body and wide head. Large protruding eyes and a noticeable eardrum on each side of the head are always on the alert for the next meal. A large mouth houses a long, sticky tongue that quickly flicks out to capture live prey. Without teeth and unable to chew, a frog's meals are swallowed whole.
Where do Frogs live?
Frogs can be found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. However, the highest concentration of frogs is found in warmer tropical climes.
What does a Frog eat?
What do frogs eat? Frogs are carnivorous, which means they eat other animals. Small frogs eat insects, worms and snails. Some species eat small fish. Larger frog species eat small reptiles and mammals, like mice and lizards. Frogs do not chew, so all of their prey is swallowed whole.Certain frog species have a long sticky tongue that they use to catch flying insects. It is amazing how quickly they do this. The entire process of the tongue unrolling, catching the fly and then rolling back into the mouth takes less than a second. Frogs that do not have tongues use their fingers to put food into their mouths.
Did you know about these frog facts?
Instead of drinking water by mouth, frogs absorb all they need through their skin.
More than 5,000 species of frog have been described, making them one of the most diverse group of vertebrates.
Frog toxins are under close study. A painkiller 200 times as potent as morphine is found in some poison dart frogs. Other chemicals isolated from frog skin could offer resistance to HIV infection.
A frog's call is unique to its own species. The call itself, which can be heard up to a mile away in some species, allows males to attract a mate.
The world's tiniest frogs are smaller than a dime, and the largest frog can grow to be longer than a foot and weigh more than 7 pounds!
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