A frog is first a tadpole and then a froglet before becoming an adult frog. It takes between 3 to 4 months for a frog to go through the complete growth cycle and become an adult frog.Know More
Frogs lay eggs, and when the eggs hatch a frog is called a tadpole. The tadpole has poorly developed gills, a tail and a mouth. It generally stays near the shoreline of lakes or streams, depending on where the female frog lays her eggs.
After a couple of months, the tadpole will be larger, have legs and resemble an adult frog with a tail. A young frog, or froglet, is officially no longer a tadpole at around 12 weeks.Learn more about Frogs
A pollywog is another name for a tadpole, or the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, namely frogs and toads. While most tadpoles are aquatic and spend most all their time in the water, a few are terrestrial.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 >
Even when they sleep, frogs do not close their eyes. Frogs do, however, have eyelids that blink to protect their eyes from dirty residue and preserve moisture. Frogs also have a third eyelid, called the nictitating eyelid, that facilitates a clear view when swimming underwater or on land.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 >