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Frog Facts

Updated on April 13, 2011

Interesting Facts about Frogs

Here are some interesting facts about frogs. Please share your views regarding this article by commenting below.

Due to their ability to absorb water through their skin, frogs don't need to drink water.

Their eyes and nose are on top of their head, so a frog can see and breathe even when most of its body is underwater.

Frogs have roamed the earth for over 200 million years.

They have an excellent night vision.

The purple frog, which is also known as the Pignose frog, was discovered in October 2003.

Most frogs have bulging eyes, which allows them to see in front, to the sides and partially behind them.

Frogs also use their eyes to push the swallowed food down their throat by pulling their eyes down into the roof of their mouth.

They are said to be the first animals with vocal cords.

They can lay up to 4000 eggs in a spawn.

The Goliath frog of West Africa is the largest frog in the world. It can grow to 15 inches(1.25 ft) and can weigh up to 7 pounds.

Tadpoles of Asian tree frogs drop directly into water when they hatch. This is because these frogs nest in trees over water.

The Australian water-holding frog lives in deserts and can survive for up to seven years without rain. It burrows underground where it surrounds itself in a transparent cocoon made of its own shed skin.

Some frogs can jump up to twenty times their own body length in a single leap. This is due to their strong hind legs.

They are also capable of hibernation.

The wax frog is capable of retaining moisture in dry weather by producing wax and coating itself in wax.

To read more interesting facts on a variety of frog species visit: Frog Facts.


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      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Same here. During the monsoon, they come out in large numbers and then start multiplying them and you see those little ones everywhere. I however have benefited from them as they removed colonies of mealy bugs from my yard.

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      Nice to read this hub. I am plagued by frogs in the summer. I have no idea what kind they are, but the biggest frog I've ever seen in my life made a home under my deck.


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