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Frog Facts for Kids

  • Common Name: Frog
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Total Species: 5,000+
  • Diet: Most Species Carnivorous
  • Habitat Range: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America
  • First Appeared: Up to 200 million years ago

27 Frog Facts For Kids

  1. Frog is the common name for a large group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians that are members of the Anura order.
  2. Frogs are amphibians and are a part of the Amphibia class.
  3. Paleontologists found a proto-frog fossil that was 265 million years old.
  4. Frog species can be found on every continent except for Antarctica.
  5. Frog species are found in various climates, from tropical to subarctic.
  6. The red eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is an example of a frog species that lives in a tropical region.
  7. The wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) is an example of a frog species that lives in a subarctic region.
  8. The diet of a frog varies by species, most are carnivorous, but some are omnivorous, and some are even herbivorous.
  9. Carnivorous frog species have a diet that only includes small invertebrate they can fit into their mouth.
  10. Omnivorous frog species have a diet that includes small invertebrate and plant material.
  11. Herbivorous frog species have a diet that only includes plant material.
  12. The Izecksohn's Brazilian treefrog (Xenohyla truncate) is an example of a herbivorous frog species, in fact because it only eats fruit it is technically a frugivorous (fruit only).
  13. Scientists have discovered and described more than 5,000 species of frogs.
  14. Frog species can in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.
  15. The smallest frogs are less than an inch in length, while the largest frogs can grow up to 13 inches in length.
  16. The smallest frog species is the Paedophryne amauensis which reaches only 0.30 inches in length.
  17. The largest frog species is the goliath frog (Conraua goliath) which can grow to be 13 inches in length.
  18. Most frog species can jump between 10 and 20 times their own body length.
  19. The farthest jumping frog species is the South African sharp-nosed frog (Ptychadena oxyrhynchus) which can jump almost 50 times its own body length.
  20. Every frog species has a unique croak (vocalization call) and some can be quite loud and can be heard up to a mile away.
  21. The loudest frog species is the bleating tree frog (Litoria dentata), it is loud enough to hurt the eardrums of nearby people.
  22. Some frog species have bright and brilliant colors, which tell predators they do not taste good or are poisonous.
  23. The most poisonous frog species is the golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) with alkaloid batrachotoxins.
  24. There are three stages in a frog’s life cycle, and they are the egg stage, tadpole stage, and adult stage.
  25. The egg stage of a frog’s life cycle is the first stage and when the frog is simply an egg waiting to hatch into a tadpole.
  26. The tadpole stage of a frog’s life cycle is the middle stage and when a frog is simply a tadpole living in water, growing, and waiting to change into a frog.
  27. The adult stage of a frog’s life cycle is the last stage and when they are fully grown and have completed metamorphose.

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Frog Pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the below images will be helpful for your research on frogs. Below are three pictures of the lifecycle of a frog. These pictures should help you better understand the lifecycle of a frog.

A frog by frog eggs

A picture of a frog by some frog eggs.

Tadpoles swimming in water.

A picture of a bunch of tadpoles.

Frog on a lily pad

A picture of a frog on a lily pad.

Frog Pictures

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