The number of eggs a frog lays depends upon the species; some frogs can lay up to 20,000 eggs at a time. The eggs are usually laid underwater and hatch within a few weeks.
Female frogs lay their unfertilized eggs in a mass underwater. The males fertilize the laid eggs and the females then cover the eggs in a jelly-like substance. Some species of frogs leave the eggs after they are laid, while some stay with the eggs to protect them. Tree frogs do not lay their eggs in water, but they lay them in a tree over water so that the tadpoles can drop into the water after they hatch.Learn More
Frogs float in various positions depending on the species. For example, the African Dwarf Frog floats in a position referred to as Zen position. This position is characterized by outstretched limbs except for one leg, which seems to balance the frog aloft. Other frogs, like the Floating Frog, float belly-down with all limbs outstretched.Full Answer >
The diet of frogs varies depending on the species; most consume insects, snails, spiders and worms, while the larger varieties consume small fish, moles, mice, and even other frogs. Frogs consume primarily organisms that are smaller and lower on the food chain: flies, worms, centipedes and other crawling insects are among their favorites.Full Answer >
The lifespan of frogs varies significantly depending on species and habitat. The oldest frog ever recorded was a European common toad that lived for 40 years. A measurement of skeleton growth in wild mountain yellow-legged frogs had shown that one had lived for roughly 14 years.Full Answer >
When it is time to mate, frogs assemble at a body of water. Males arrive first and call females to the site. In the reproductive act, the male mounts the female and fertilizes the eggs as the female releases them. In some species, the adults then abandon the eggs.Full Answer >