The scientific classification name for frog depends on the species of frog, but an example would be the Northern Leopard Frog "Eukarya Animalia Chordata Verebrata Amphibia Anura Neobatrachia Ranidae Rana Rana pipiens." All frogs are members of the domain "Eukarya," the kingdom "Animalia," the phylum "Chordata," the subphylum "Verebrata," and the class "Amphibia."
The order, suborder, family, genus and species names will vary between the different frog species. The study of classifying living organisms is known as "taxonomy." Taxonomy works by grouping living organisms based on common connections between the organisms. For example, the first group in any classification is the kingdom group. For frogs, the kingdom "Animalia" is chosen because frogs are part of the animal kingdom. The other kingdoms include the fungi kingdom, the plant kingdom, the moneran kingdom and the protist kingdom.Learn More
Frogs are carnivores that eat live prey and do not feed on plants or carrion. However, frogs can't chew their food and must swallow it whole.Full Answer >
A frog's gullet is its throat or esophagus; this is the passage from the mouth to the digestive system. If a frog's digestive process is seen as a series of steps, passage of food from the mouth to the gullet can be seen as the second step in digestion.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 >
Frog adaptations include specialized legs, feet, skin, eyes and body shape. Frogs primarily live in water, so many of their adaptations enhance their ability to live effectively in an aquatic environment.Full Answer >