Do Frogs Have Hair?

Frogs are so diverse and unique with over 7,400 species around the world. I discussed how frogs have teeth, but toads do not in other articles on this blog, yet another fun question to examine is if frogs have hair. This can be especially confusing since some frog species have what looks like hair.  Just …

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Do Frogs Have Backbones?

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When I was a kid and showed my pet toad to my friends, for some reason they always asked me if frogs have a backbone. The answer seemed very logical to me, who spent a lot of time observing frogs, but they would ask me if frogs had backbones, cartilage, or were invertebrates. Although frogs …

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Do Frogs Have Bones?

Frogs are amphibians and it may be confusing to know if frogs have bones since they are cute squishy-looking creatures. Well, I hated our high-school frog anatomy class because I love frogs and do not want to dissect them, but I did learn a few things. Frogs are amphibians that have a skeleton and a …

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Can Frogs Survive Saltwater?

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Frogs generally thrive in salt-free freshwater lakes, ponds, marshes, bogs, fens, and other clean sources of freshwater. The vast majority of amphibians have porous skin through which they breathe and drink, and so, unfortunately, saltwater can dehydrate and kill them. In 2015, scientists Hopkins and Brodie identified 124 frog species able to inhabit saltwater habitats. …

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Frog Tympanic Membrane

s a kid, it was very intriguing to me how the frogs in our yard could hear. One time I inadvertently let the dog out while Toady was hopping around in the yard and you bet the dog bark startled him. But how can a frog hear anything with no visible ears? Generally, frogs can …

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Frog Anatomy: Everything to Know

I was against dissecting a frog to discover its anatomy when I was in high school! I still hate the sight of blood or guts, and I love frogs. Luckily, one of my friends wanted to become a Doctor and was super excited about cutting something open. You can bet that I jumped on the …

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5 Awesome Ways Frogs Move

Understanding how frogs move is an area of curiosity for all ages. Whether it be a small child catching frogs with a friend, or a biology student dissecting one to learn about its anatomy, many are driven by the need to understand frogs. Frogs generally move by jumping, leaping, hopping, swimming, climbing, crawling, or digging. …

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Frog Skin: Everything to Know

Frogs truly have fascinating skin, not only from an observational position, but also from a biological, physiological, medical, and pharmaceutical standpoint.  Frog skin is thin, moist, delicate, slimy, permeable and allows frogs to breathe, drink, and protect themselves. Frog skin can be used in pharmaceuticals for its properties, and pain-killing properties. From a biological standpoint, …

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Frogs Eyes: 8 Things to Know

Have you ever looked at a frog’s eyes up close? They are incredible! They look like tiny planets full of speckles, color and depth. Frog eyes have horizontal or vertical pupils, can see in color, bulge out to sit above water, and provide frogs almost 360° day and night vision. Frogs eyes also have three …

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What Do Frog Feet Look Like?

It may come to you as a surprise but not all frog feet look the same. Depending on the species, some frogs live in trees, on land, or in water, and therefore have bodies and feet adapted to thrive in their ideal environment. Aquatic frogs have webbed feet and long powerful legs to help them …

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