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Not all can jump

Not all frogs can jump; some have legs that are too short. 1)

Color depending on mood

The skin of red-eyed tree frogs is usually light green. However, it can turn dark green or even reddish brown - depending on the frog's mood. 2)

Ferocious carnivores

As carnivores, frogs feed mainly on insects. However, they also occasionally eat smaller frogs. 3)

Transparent skin

Glass frogs with transparent skin are good research models for physiology. 4)

4,000 eggs

Some frogs can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frogspawn. 5)

Nose breathing

The frog's eyes and nose are on its head, so it can breathe and see when most of its body is underwater. 6)

Do frogs dream?

Frogs are known to close their eyes, but no confirmed brain scans have shown whether they actually have a true sleep period. 7)

Bright colors

Many of the most brightly colored tropical frogs are colored this way to warn predators that they are poisonous. 8)

Determining age

When frogs hibernate, annual rings - similar to those of trees - form in their bones. This is how scientists can tell how old these animals are. 9)


Studies on frogs have shown that acetylcholine is responsible for transmitting nerve impulses. 10)

Can't live in saltwater

Frogs cannot live in the sea or in any saltwater. 11)

Frogs in space

There were examples of frogs sent into space throughout recent history. 12)

Drinking through skin

Frogs can drink through their skin. Through an ionic gradient, they suck water through the skin of their abdomen. 13)

Goliath Frog

The world's largest frog is the shy Goliath frog from Cameroon, West Africa. 14)

Powerful painkiller

In recent years, a painkiller 200 times more powerful than morphine was found in the skin of a frog. 15)

360-degree visibility

Frogs have 360-degree visibility - but they only see things that move. 16)

frogs.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/08 05:16 by aga