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Short-bodied, tailless amphibian

  • There are approximately 4,800 recorded species of Frogs.
  • A fully grown adult frog will have stout body, protruding eyes, cleft tongue, limbs folded underneath and the absence of a tail.
  • They typically lay their eggs in water which hatch into tadpoles to later become a frog.
  • More than one third of species are considered to be threatened with extinction.
  • Group of frogs is called an Army. Group of tadpoles are called Knot.
  • They do not drink Water but absorb it through their Skin.
  • The Glass Frog (Centrolenella colymbiphyllum) has a skin that is translucent.
  • 1 gram of toxin from a poisnous frog can kill 100,000 people.
  • They can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frogspawn.
  • The female Surinam toad lays up to 100 eggs and distributes them on her back so as to make it appear like a honeycomb structure.
  • Frogs completely sheds its skin about once a week. They generally eat the shed skin.
  • They blink while eating so that the force from its eyeball pushes the food / prey from its mouth to throat.
  • Some Indonesian frogs have no lungs and breath only with their skins.
  • The Red-eyed Tree Frog lays it eggs on the underside of leaves that hang over water. When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water below.
  • Experiments of frogs led to the discovery of the concept of electrical impulses in muscle contraction.
  • Frogs and human have similar eye structure.
  • Male Seychelles frogs carry young ones on their back till they become adult.
  • Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles.
  • Frogs cannot live in the sea or anysalt water.
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