Frogs BiodIversity Project

The animal I have been assigned to is a frog. The frog is a vertebrate that means that it has a backbone or a spinal cord. A frog belongs to the amphibians animal group. Amphibians are cold blooded that means that the temperature of their blood depends on their environment.

Frog leaping up to catch small butterfly

Frogs have really long legs to help them jump/leap and frogs have webbed feet to help them swim faster to get away from predators. Frogs come in different colours and sizes. Tadpoles have a big head and long skinny body and are either brown or black.

Frog eggs

Frogs reproduce sexually, egg fertilization happens outside the females body not inside. The female frog releases her eggs and the male his sperm at the same time. Frogs lay eggs in the water. Then the eggs hatch into tadpoles.

Frog catching spider

Frogs are carnivores that means that they eat meat. They eat mostly insects like: flies, mosquitoes, moths, and dragonflies. And bigger frogs eat: grasshoppers, worms, small snakes, turtles and smaller frogs.

Frog in their natural habiat

Frogs need to be around water or marshy areas like: swamps, ponds and grasslands to live.Frogs are on almost every continent except Antarctica.

Frogs have adapted to their environment by their zigzag swimming to get away from there predators to distract the predators. They have very powerful legs, skin, eyes, body shape and long tongue.

The frogs predators include: snakes, lizards,birds,hedgehogs, fish, shrews, diving birds and small alligators and other animals.

Some fun facts about frog are that their are over 5000 species of frogs. And they don't drink water they absorb it through their skin. Did you know that frog calls can be heard from a mile away! And finally some frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length.

Credits:

Created with images by chapmankj75 - "Frog" • Kaz - "frog marbled reed frog amphibian" • chapmankj75 - "Frog" • Josch13 - "tree frog anuran frog"

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