What is the difference between frogs, frogs and tree frogs? Is it true that the most poisonous vertebrate in the world is a frog? Is it also true that these amphibians are at risk of extinction? Go through the following lines and discover some curiosities and impressive facts about these animals.
Did you know that Amphibians are a class of animals that are characterized by two forms of life: the larval phase – in general, aquatic – and the adult phase. Another characteristic is the moist and thin skin. Amphibians include the frog, frog, tree frog and salamander.
Did you know that Anurans are an order of amphibians that include frogs, frogs and tree frogs.
Did you know that Among the main characteristics of anurans are the long hind legs, protruding eyes and the absence of a tail?
Did you know that there are about 5,000 species of anurans, 600 of which live in Brazil?
Did you know that Tadpole is the name given to the larva of anurans? They thrive in water, where they stay until they reach adulthood. Tadpoles live in lakes, streams without violent currents and small pools of water. Detail: tadpoles have syrups, which they lose over time.
Did you know that The croaking of the frog is a kind of signal from the males at the time of reproduction?
Did you know that Frogs, frogs and tree frogs are excellent pest controllers, as a single individual can eat up to 100 insects a day?
Did you know that one of the largest frog species on the planet is the cane toad, a typical animal from the country? It can measure up to 30 centimetres and weigh 1 kilo.
Did you know that Taken to Australia with the aim of helping to combat some agricultural pests, the cane toad adapted so well in this country that it ended up becoming a pest.
Did you know that The largest species of frog in the world is the Goliath Frog, which is found in Africa? It measures approximately 40 centimetres and weighs 3 kilos.
Did you know that The smallest species is the flea frog, a typical Brazilian amphibian, with 9.8 millimetres (smaller than a human nail).
Depending on the species, Did you know that a female frog can lay up to 10,000 eggs in one year?
Did you know that Frog tongues are ten times softer than human tongues? In addition, they are long and very sticky – allowing you to capture your prey from a distance.
Did you know that Anurans do not drink water (at least like us humans). They absorb the water they need through the skin.
Did you know that there are several poisonous species, such as the cane toad that expels the poison in a bag next to the eyes? But none is more poisonous than the little golden frog (Phylobattes terribilis). A single specimen of this species is capable of killing 10 men.
Did you know that Most frogs have teeth, but usually in the upper jaw. They serve to keep food stuck until it is swallowed.
Did you know that there is a species of frog – not by chance called a glass frog – that has translucent skin, which allows a person to see their muscles, their heart beating and even their stomach digesting food.
Did you know that The anurans’ hind legs are larger than the body itself. As a result, they manage to jump dozens of times the length of their body. This is the case of the Australian frog Vitoria nasuta, which jumps 50 times its size.
Did you know that Amphibians are disappearing from some regions of the planet? Mass extinction is worrying scientists. They believe that deforestation, acid rain, the destruction of the ozone layer (which filters the sun’s ultraviolet rays) and river pollution are the main causes of the amphibious genocide.
After all, what is the difference between frogs, frogs and tree frogs? Did you know that Frogs have more wrinkled skin compared to frogs and tree frogs? Frogs have smoother moist skin and are medium in size. Although they are similar to frogs, tree frogs are distinguished by their smaller size and by having protuberances on their fingers, which allow them to walk on trees and walls.