Facts about Frogs
Frogs are very fascinating creatures. There are more than 5,700 different species of them. They belong to amphibian family. The branch of science that includes the study of amphibians and reptiles is known as Herpetology and the person who studies is known as Herpetologist. A frog can jump more than 20 times of its own height. They are very sensitive to movement and have excellent night vision. Frogs are cold blooded like other amphibians. Although they are fresh water creatures but some species can also live in brackish or completely saltwater.
Quick Facts: –
- The Goliath Frog in West Africa is the largest frog in the West Africa. The Cuban tree toad is the smallest species.
- They were the first land animals with vocal chords.
- Males fertilize the eggs outside the female’s body.
- Females can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frogspawn.
- Most of the poisonous frogs are bright coloured. It is kind of a warning sign for predators.
- The marsupial frog keeps her eggs in a pouch like kangaroo and after hatching, spills them into the water.
- Frogs have bulging eyes that help them to see in front, to both the sides and partially behind them.
- They have teeth on their upper jaw which help them to keep the prey in one place until they can swallow it.
- They do not drink water. They get the required amount as they absorb water by using their skin.
- There is no scientific distinction between frogs and toads. They both belong to the Anura order but found in different families.