It is sometimes possible to tell if a frog is male or female by differences in the size and color of the frog. Most female frogs are larger than male frogs. The female red-eyed tree frog is not only larger than the male but is olive green and blue, while the male is pale green. Some scientists can tell male and female frogs apart by the size of their eardrum.Know More
Differences between male and female frogs can be seen when the frogs reproduce. When frogs gather to breed around ponds or other bodies of water, the ones that are chirping or croaking are the males. They do this to attract females, guard their territories and intimidate other males. If two frogs are in the water and one is on top of the other and grasping the bottom frog around the middle, the top frog is male.
Sometimes the difference is seen by watching their parental care. If a gray toad is seen carrying eggs on its back legs, it is probably a male midwife toad. With pouched frogs, both males and females guard the eggs, but when they hatch, the male gathers the tadpoles in pouches on his body where they grow into tiny frogs.Learn more about Frogs
Tree frogs can jump 7 feet, which is 50 times the length of their body. Many other frogs can jump at least 20 times their own length. However, some frogs have short hind legs and hop only short distances.Full Answer >
Yes, frogs are vertebrates and have a spine, or backbone. The skeleton of a frog is very similar to other vertebrates, such as humans, although some parts have changed to better fit the frog's lifestyle.Full Answer >
Like most amphibians, frogs move around by walking or running, but most frogs will hop or leap as much as 30 times the length of their own bodies. Tree frogs are excellent climbers with sticky toe pads that allow them to even climb up smooth surfaces like glass.Full Answer >
An online visit to a website such as Frog Life Cycle helps you identify the type of frog you have, and it provides colorful photos and descriptions. There are over 80 different types of frogs in the United States and over 4,000 types worldwide.Full Answer >