FC: All about the Frog By: Jenn Lewis, Sarah Mayo, Raechelle Meyer, Brittany Smith, Rachel Yeckley
1: Table of contents | Photo found on flickr | The life cycle of a frog What is a frog? Singing frogs Where do frogs live? The enemy of the frog How they protect themselves? Fun facts Why are frogs important?
2: The Life Cycle of a Frog
3: Frogs usually lay their eggs in these huge masses called spawn. Somewhere from 6-21 days after being fertilized the eggs will hatch. | Picture from cuttingedgeherp.com
4: Picture By: www.marcusandmeagan.com | Tadpoles are the first stage of the frog cycle. Once the frog hatches they turn into tadpoles. These tadpoles live in the water and breath through gills.
5: This is a tadpole with legs. Tadpoles grow legs 7-10 weeks after birth. The tadpole will keep its legs for 2-3 weeks. | http://z.about.com/d/exoticpets/1/0/i/8/1/tadpoles1197.jpg
6: Young Frog: Froglet By 12 weeks, the tadpole only has a teeny tail stub and looks like the minitature version of the adult frog. Soon, it will leave the water only to return to the water and lay more eggs, and start the process all over again. photo from yahoo.com
7: The frog stage is the final stage. The frog has lost its tail. The frog will live in or near the water in most cases. | photos by flickr
8: Frogs are a kind of small animal belonging to a group called vertibrates, known as amphibians. This means that they live part of their life in water and part of it on land. | What are frogs? | Photo from yahoo.com
9: Frogs have strong hind legs to enable them to leap forward at great distances. Their front legs or arms are short. They are used to prop the frog up when it sits. | Amphibians are cold blooded animals which means their body temperature is the same as the surrounding temperature. Their skin absorbs water into their body so they do not have to drink water to survive.
10: Singing Frogs? | Male frogs croak or grunt as if they are singing to attract female frogs for mating. Some female frogs sing too but the males are much louder. Some frogs even have a vocal sac that fills with air (as seen in the picture) to make their voices even louder. | Photo from www.amnh.org
11: Where do frogs live? | Frogs can be found all over the world with the exception of extremely cold climates like Antartica. Frogs are most commonly found in tropical climates. Frogs can be found near water but also can be found in trees with the help of their sticky pads on thier toes.
12: A frog has many enemies. Many different animals want to have a frog for dinner. | photos ny flickr
13: Frogs have various methods of protection from their enemies. | Camouflague | Toxic poisen | Comfusing enemies through color | Seriously? There is a frog in this picture? | photos by flickr
14: FUN FROG FACTS | Frogs can hear using big round ears on the sides of their head called tympanum. Tympanum means drum. | Frogs have variable kinds of eye types. The colored part of the eye is called the iris. They can be brown, green, silver, red, bronze, and even gold
15: The biggest kind of frog is the Goliath frog (Conraua goliath). They can be found in West Afica. Their bodies can reach the size of a about foot long. The smallest frog in the Southern Hemisphere is the Gold Frog, or Brazilian Psyllophryne Didactyla. The adult frog is about 1cm. The smallest frog in the Northern Hemisphere is Eleutherodactylus iberia. It was discovered in 1996 in Monte IIberia, Cuba. Its size is also 1cm. It only has a scientific name right now.
16: Why are frogs important? | Frogs are important because they eat insects and different pests. Frogs are also used for testing and food in some contries.
17: Sources: | Flickr http://allaboutfrogs.org http:// www.tooter4kids.com%2FFrogs%2 Fgeneral_information.htm | http://z.about.com/d/exoticpets/1/0/i/8/1/tadpoles1197.jpg | www.cuttingedgeherp.com | www.marcusandmeagan.com | www.amnh.org www.yahoo.com