Frog Facts & Trivia
- 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
- The Princess and the Frog (2009)
- Freddie the Frog (1992)
- Frogs (1972)
- Kiss That Frog, by Peter Gabriel
- Peace Frog, by The Doors
- The Frog Prince, by Keane
- The Little Green Frog Song, by Rainbow Songs
- 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”