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Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura, formerly referred to as Salientia. Most frogs are characterized by long hind legs, a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance. Due to their permeable skin, frogs are often semi-aquatic or inhabit humid areas, but move easily on land. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and develop in water. Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet, mostly of arthropods, annelids and gastropods. Frogs are most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season.


Frog is the common name for an amphibian from the order Anura. There are more than 5,250 species of frogs.

Frog Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura

Other Names:

Frog in Foreign Languages:

Afrikaans: padda
Aguaruna: kuwau
Albanian: bretkos
Aragonese: anura
Armenian: gort
Asturian: rana
Bashkir: baqa
Basque: igel
Belarusian: ba
Bengali: byan
Bulgarian: ba
Catalan: granota
Chamicuro: kujpawa'to
Cherokee: walosi
Cyrillic: aba
Czech: ba
Danish: fr
Darkinjung: gutat
Dutch: kikker / kikvors
Esperanto: rano
Estonian: konn
Faroese: froskur
Finnish: sammakko
French: grenouille
Georgian: baqaqi
German: Frosch
Greek: vtrachos
Hawaiian: poloka
Hawaiian Pidgin: bufo
Hebrew: tsfardea
Hungarian: bka
Icelandic: froskur
Indonesian: kodok / katak
Javanese: kodhok
Irish: frog / loscn / loscann
Italian: rana
Japanese: kaeru / kawazu / kahadzu / kaeru
Korean: gaeguri / meoguri
Latin: rana
Latvian: varde
Lithuanian: varle
Lower Sorbian: aba
Luxembourg: Frsch
Macedonian: ba
Malay: katak
Maltese: zring
Mandarin: qingwa
Mongolian: melhij
Nahuatl: cueyatl
Navajo: ch'al
Norwegian: frosk
Old English: frosc/ frocga
Persian: qurbge
Polabian: zobo
Polish: zaba
Portuguese: r
Potawatomi: mekchako
Romanian: broasca / brotac
Russian: ljagka
Scots: puddock
Scottish Gaelic: losgann / muile-mhg
Roman: bac
Sicilian: giurana
Slovakian: aba
Slovenian: aba
Somali: rah
Spanish: rana
Sundanese: bangkong
Swahili: chura
Swedish: groda
Tagalog: palaka
Tajik: qurboqqa
Thai: gp
Turkish: kurbaga
Turkmen: gurbaga
Ukrainian: ba
Upper Sorbian: aba
Uzbek: qurbaqa
Vietnamese: ccon ngo / con nhi / nhi
Welsh: broga / llyffant
West Frisian: kikkert / froask
Yiddish: zhabe, sschabe/ zhabes, sschabess / frosh, frosch / fresh, fresch

Size: The smallest frog is the Paedophryne amauensis measuring only 7.7 millimeters in length. The largest frog is the Goliath frog, with a body measuring 13 inches, and legs that are up to 1.5 feet long. Goliath frogs can weigh up to 7 lbs.

Habitat: Frogs are found on every continent except Antartica. Frogs live near freshwater or in the woods, near water.

Description: Frogs have round bodies, with long muscular hind legs and shorter front legs. Frogs have webbed feet for swimming. Frogs usually have green or brown skin and it they are often spotted.

Behavior: Some frogs are aquatic, while others are terrestrial. Terrestrial frogs are often referred to as toads.

Diet: Tadpoles eat mainly aquatic plants and switch to a diet of mostly insects once they turn into frog.

Gestation: Frogs will lay up to 20,000 eggs at a time. The eggs will hatch in 3 to 10 days.

Did You Know?

Frogs are are among one of the most diverse groups of vertebrates.

Birth: Most frog species egg's will hatch tadpoles, which have tails and no legs. Eventually they will develop legs and the tail will fall off.


Conservation Status:
Varies by species.

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