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 tadpole can be identified by the length of the body, the length and shape of the dorsal tail fin and the ventral tail fin, the tail musculature, and the placement of the eyes and nostrils. The tadpole's habitat and the time of year it's found are also clues. Still, identifying tadpoles remains difficult because tadpoles are small and are in a constant state of metamorphosis.Full Answer >
The distance a frog can jump varies by species. Frogs jump horizontally, not vertically. North American Bullfrogs jump a distance of 3 to 7 feet at a time. Some frogs jump a distance of more than ten times their length.Full Answer >
To dissect a frog, pin it to a tray, cut and retract the abdominal skin, remove portions of the ribcage, and pin back the abdominal muscles. This process takes about 45 minutes and requires a preserved frog, a dissecting tray, straight pins, a scalpel, dissecting scissors and forceps.Full Answer >
There is no designated name for female or male frogs. However, frog offspring are normally referred to as tadpoles or polliwogs before they enter the next stage of metamorphosis. A large group of frogs is referred to as an army.Full Answer >