Frog Facts & Trivia

Frog Facts

  • There is no taxonomic distinction between frogs and toads.
  • Each species of frog has a unique call.
  • Many frogs are at risk of extinction.
  • Frogs are carnivorous, feeding mostly on insects and invertebrates.
  • Frogs use their sticky, muscular tongue to catch and swallow food.
  • There are approximately 4,740 species of frogs around the entire world.
  • Frogs can be found almost anywhere except the Antartica.
  • Frogs have webbed feet for swimming.
  • Frog enemies are bats, heron, fish racoons, snakes, turtles and humans.
  • Male frogs sing.
  • Frogs hibernate in the wintertime.
  • A frog usually has smooth, moist, skin, is slimy and jumps.
  • A frog won’t turn into a prince, no matter how many times you kiss him!
  • The largest living species of frog is the Goliath frog, which can weigh as much as 8 pounds.
  • Frogs absorb water through their skin.
  • There are about 90 species of frogs in the United States.
  • The largest from is the Goliath frog which can grow up to 7 pounds.
  • Frogs can live up to seven years.
  • The Cricket frog can leap 40 times its length in one jump!
  • Frogs can breathe by means of the lungs and also through their skin.
  • A group of frogs is called an army.
  • Asian tree frogs build nests in trees over water so that when the tadpoles hatch they drop directly into the water.
  • Since Pictish times, the frog has been considered lucky in Scotland.
  • In Egypt the frog is the symbol of life and fertility.
  • A frog’s eyes bulge out so he can see in almost any direction.
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Neobatrachian

Frog Movies

  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  • Freddie the Frog (1992)
  • Frogs (1972)

Frog Songs

  • Kiss That Frog, by Peter Gabriel
  • Peace Frog, by The Doors
  • The Frog Prince, by Keane
  • The Little Green Frog Song, by Rainbow Songs

Famous Frogs

  • Dig ’emHoney Smacks advertising logo
  • Frogger, from a video game
  • Kermit the Frog, from the TV show “Sesame Street”
  • Mr. Toad, from the novel “The Wind in the Willows”
  • Robin,Kermit the Frog;s nephew, from the TV show “Sesame Street”
  • Prince Frederic, from the movie “Freddie the Frog”
  • Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana, from the movie “The Princess and the Frog”
  • Trevor, from the novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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