Arjun Vyas Period 8 5/16/16

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Every continent consists of frogs except Antarctica, but the tropical areas in those continents have the larger number of species. Frogs live in a variety of areas. The main areas in which frogs live is North America, South America, and Central America (Forester). As you can see with all the tropical, warm areas they live in, many times they will settle in a pond or some source of wetlands to cool themselves down from all the heat. Frogs also have climbing advantages also due to their sticky skin, so they stay in trees too (Forester).

Frog Swimming Below

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Almost all frogs have 4 legs. which are all long and powerful legs. Most frogs have the potential to jump up to 20 times their size. Many times you will find frogs using their giant legs for swimming. Most frogs legs are full of grip because their skin has sticky pads that help them climb rough terrains. Almost all of the features coming from their legs help them because they all either help the frogs escape from predators, or catch prey for their food (Forester).
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Body Covering

Frogs are very small cold blooded amphibians. They have small sticky hairs on their fingers and toes, which are greatly used for climbing things to escape predators (Forester). The skin of frogs is very thin, moist, slimy, and sticky. Many species such as the Poison Dart Frog even have poison in their skin. This is good for defending themselves because whenever a predator grabs onto them, the poison in their skin annoys the predator, allowing the frog to escape (Forester).
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Frogs capture their prey by using their sticky tongue. They use a whip like motion to capture there prey. It is very fast so there is little time for the prey to move. Adult frogs prey usually includes small animals and insects such as earthworms, minnows, and spiders, and flies (Forester). That is the frog's prey; but don't forget that the frog is also prey to their predators which are bats, herons, racoons, fish, turtles, and snakes. There are many more but these are just a few of their predators and prey (Forester).


Majority of the frogs living in tropical and semitropical areas, generally reproduce in the rainy season. Frogs living in different places mate during either spring or early summer (Forester). Generally, frogs that live on the land breed in the water. Frogs are asexual reproducers. Once the reproductive process is finished with the fertilization, and the amplexus positions, the position in which the male frog hangs on the females back during the fertilization, the eggs come out (Forester.) Within 3 and 25 days, the eggs will hatch. Frogs can lay up to 20,000 newborns at once (Forester). Every egg is different in terms of shape, color, size, and weight. Even the jelly-like coating of the egg, which protects it, are different colors, sizes, etc (Forester). up to 20000 newborns
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Frogs always get used to things quickly. Solutions are always solved somehow. With reproduction it is all about where the frogs place their eggs. In tropical areas frogs have learned that they need to lay their eggs on land under something, like leaves or a log, because there are always many large predators in the waters, such as snakes, fishes, and turtles (Forester). Frogs can lay up to 20,000 eggs, but even though they are on land, rarely they still can be eaten by duck, insects, and large land creatures. Of the eggs that have been hatched and released a tadpole, the tadpole also faces a large risk of getting eaten by any aquatic animals, and land animals.
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Other Info

  • The Golden Poison Dart Frog has enough venom inside it to kill 20,000 mice or 10 human adults (Grant).
  • Rana Catesbeiana is the frog scientific name (World Book).
  • Generally weigh about 1 pound and grow up to 8 inches (World Book).
  • Live about 7-9 years (World Book).
  • They are carnivores, they don't eat plants, they eat insects and small animals (World Book).
  • Frogs move at a rate of 5 miles per hour (World Book).
  • Generally found in North America, Central America, South America (World Book).
  • Did you know that some people enjoy eating frog legs (World Book).

All Of These Facts Were Taken From World Book Online

Works Cited

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Advanced. Web. 10 May 2016. <

  • Minden Pictures. Golden Oppurtunity. 2012. Photograph

  • Grant, Taran. "Poison Dart Frog." World Book. Ed. World Book Advanced. 2011.
    n.p. World Book Advanced. Web. 13 May 2016.

  • World Book. "Frogs." World Book. Chicago: n.p., n.d. N. pag. World Book Kids.
    Web. 17 May 2016. <

  • Suterra. Blue/Green Bottle Fly- Calliphora Spp. 2015. Photograph.

  • White Cloud Mountain Minnow. 2016. Photograph.

  • Gaita, Paul. Alcohol Tests on Earthworms May Determine Genetic Link to

    Alcoholism. 2015. Photograph.

  • Frog Eggs. 2011. Photograph. Gainsville.