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Frog Interesting Features

Frog Interesting Features

Frogs are the jumping creatures that make weird sounds. From here, read about the frog interesting features that you never knew before. Frogs can be found in freshwater as well as on the dry land. Some of the species are adapted for living underground or in trees for their survival. They are found across the world except for Antarctica and have the ability to survive in any kind of environment. Most of their species lay eggs in water, which then after three to 25 days hatch into aquatic larvae known as tadpoles. The tadpoles have tails and internal gills which help them to swim and breath underwater. However, some species breed on land and lay eggs which after maturity, hatch into tiny toads. Some of them retain the eggs inside their bodies and directly give birth to miniature toads. For more amazing fun facts about frogs and toads, have a look below!

True facts about frogs

  1. They absorb water through their skin. This is why don’t feel like drinking water.
  2. They can lay over 4,000 eggs in frogspawn.
  3. Their eyes and nose are on top of their heads, enabling them to breathe and see when most of their body is under the water.

Smallest Monkey in The World

  1. They have long back legs and webbed feet that help them in jumping and swimming long distances.
  2. Some of the species of frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length in a single leap.
  3. They are usually carnivorous, which means that they eat meat (flies, moths, snails, slugs, and worms). They don’t chew, they swallow their food whole.
  4. The goliath frog from Cameroon in West Africa is the world’s biggest frog. Its body reaches up to 32 centimetres in length and can weigh around 3.25 kilograms (7.2 lb).

Astonishing Facts About Teeth of Animals

  1. Paedophryne Amauensis is the smallest frog in the world and is less than half-an-inch long.
  2. Herpetologists is the name given to the people who study about frogs. The study of amphibians and reptiles is called Herpetology.
  3. During hibernation, the bones of frogs form a new ring every year. From those rings’ scientists can identify the age of the frog.
  4. Desert frogs can wait for rain for three years. When the rain falls, they enjoy it to the fullest. They then quickly eat blooms of algae, mate, and lay eggs before evaporation of the water. The Australian water-holding frog can even wait for seven years for it to rain by surrounding itself in a transparent bag. Once the rain comes, the frog eats up the bag.

Why Carnivorous Plants Eat Animals

  1. Amphibians’ eyes varied in shapes and sizes. Some of them even have square or heart-shaped pupils, making them look so attractive. However, they can’t see colors, they can only see their surroundings in black or white.
  2. The golden dart frog is known to be the most poisonous frog in the world. The poison extracted from the skin of one frog could kill up to 1,000 people.
  3. Recently, a component called epibatidine which is 200 times the power of morphine has been discovered in the skin of the frogs. The frogs were gathered from South America, Madagascar, Australia, and Thailand for the completion of the test. It is now clear that their skin yields potent painkillers, but are not ready for human consumption.

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  1. The male Darwins Frog carries its mate’s eggs into its mouth and they stay in its mouth until they emerge as fully grown froglets.
  2. They jumpy creatures cannot live in the sea or any saltwater.
  3. There are over 4,000 types of amphibians across the world.
  4. Most of the brightly colored tropical frogs are featured with such colors to warn predators that they are poisonous.
  5. The average life span of the white’s tree frogs is 16 years when kept indoor. However, common toads usually live for about 10 to 12 years.

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