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What is a frog?
A: A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.

Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is where?
A: In tropical rainforest.

Frogs account for what percentage of extant amphibian species?
A: around 88%.

Warty frog species tend to be called toads, but the distinction between frogs and toads is what?
A: Informal, not from taxonomy or evolutionary history.

Frogs have glandular skin, with secretions ranging from distasteful to what?
A: Toxic.


Their skin varies in color from well-camouflaged dappled brown, grey and green to vivid patterns of bright red or yellow and black to do what?
A: To show toxicity and ward off predators.

Adult frogs live in fresh water and on dry land; some species are adapted for living where?
A: Underground or in trees.

Where do frogs typically lay their eggs?
A: In water.

 The eggs hatch into what?
A: Aquatic larvae called tadpoles that have tails and internal gills.

They have highly specialized rasping mouth parts suitable for what?
A: Herbivorous, omnivorous or planktivorous diets.


The life cycle is completed when they do what?
A: When they metamorphose into adults.

A few species deposit eggs on land or bypass what?
A: The tadpole stage.

Adult frogs generally have a carnivorous diet consisting of what?
A: Small invertebrates, but omnivorous species exist and a few feed on plant matter.

Frog skin has a rich microbiome which is important to what?
A: Their health.

Frogs are extremely efficient at converting what they eat into what?
A: Body mass.


The skin is semi-permeable, making them susceptible to what?
A: Dehydration, so they either live in moist places or have special adaptations to deal with dry habitats.

Frogs produce a wide range of vocalizations, particularly when?
A: In their breeding season.

Frogs exhibit many different kinds of complex behaviors to do what?
A: To attract mates, to fend off predators and to generally survive.

They are seen as environmental bellwethers, with declines in frog populations often viewed as what?
A: Early warning signs of environmental damage.

Frog populations have declined significantly since when?
A: The 1950s.


More than one third of species are considered to be threatened with extinction and how many are believed to have become extinct since the 1980s?
A: Over 120

 The number of malformations among frogs is on the rise and an emerging fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, has spread where?
A: Around the world.

Many frogs have webbed feet and the degree of webbing is directly proportional to what?
A: The amount of time the species spends in the water.

Exceptions include flying frogs in the Hylidae and Rhacophoridae, which also have fully webbed toes used in what?
A: Gliding.

A frog's skin is protective, has a respiratory function, can absorb water, and helps control what?
A: Body temperature.

It has many glands, particularly on the head and back, which often exude what?
A: Distasteful and toxic substances (granular glands).

How often is the skin shed?
A: Every few weeks.

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