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New staple-size frog is one of the tiniest ever discovered loading...
New staple-size frog is one of the tiniest ever discovered
Astronomically small, the newly discovered Malagasy amphibians have brains that could sit on a pin.
Meet Romeo, world’s loneliest frog, and his new mate Juliet loading...
Meet Romeo, world’s loneliest frog, and his new mate Juliet
New photographs reveal the critically endangered amphibians, which are native to a single stream in Bolivia.
New Frog Species Named After Fabled Female Warriors loading...
New Frog Species Named After Fabled Female Warriors
The Brazilian amphibian's name pays homage to indigenous culture and a newly discovered trait.
Faceless Toad Found Jumping Around In Forest loading...
Faceless Toad Found Jumping Around In Forest
The toad was hopping around with a perfectly healthy body and legs, but had no face whatsoever.
Frogs Tote Tiny Radios to Save Their Species loading...
Frogs Tote Tiny Radios to Save Their Species
Scientists recently released hundreds of harlequin frogs to learn more about a deadly fungus pushing the species to extinction.
For Frog’s Sake: There’s a New App That’s Saving Aussie Frogs loading...
For Frog’s Sake: There’s a New App That’s Saving Aussie Frogs
Download the app and join the thin green line of frog defenders
How Baby Poison Frogs Could Escape Cannibalism loading...
How Baby Poison Frogs Could Escape Cannibalism
Tadpoles of Peru's splash-backed frog gladly eat their brothers and sisters—but scientists may have discovered a survival strategy.
13 Gorgeous Pictures Remind Us Why Frogs Need Our Help loading...
13 Gorgeous Pictures Remind Us Why Frogs Need Our Help
Found from the Arctic to the Amazon, frogs are highly adaptable—but habitat loss and disease are silencing species worldwide.
About Frogs

Frogs are a diverse group of amphibians that are mostly carnivorous. Frog fossils can be dated back as far as the Triassic period (200 million years ago).

Amphibians are characterised by their ability to transform gills into lungs. They also use their skin as an air breathing apparatus. 

The frog life cycle is fascinating. They start out as tadpoles, which are tiny aquatic creatures with no legs and a long tail. They begin to form legs and lungs as their tail disappears, which allows them to move from the water onto land. Therefore, frogs require water to be able to reproduce.

Because frogs have such sensitive skin and specific breeding conditions, they are often good environmental indicators. Where the climate or habitat changes frogs begin to disappear, highlighting the important for protection of those particular areas.

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