“This amphibian, a frog, gets ready to leap towards its unlucky prey.”

Toads, salamanders, and newts are other amphibians.

The common prey (an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food) of a frog includes:

  • flies
  • mosquitoes
  • dragonflies
  • worms
  • grasshoppers
  • mice
  • small snakes

Frogs lay eggs in water and these eggs hatch into tadpoles. The tadpole then undergoes a metamorphosis (the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in stages) and becomes a young frog.

The eyes and nose of a frog are on the top of their head so they can breathe and see when nearly all of their body is underwater.

More Frog Vocabulary:

  • Amphibian (noun/adjective): (n) a cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives both on land and in water; (adj) relating to or characteristic of amphibians.
  • Camouflage (noun/verb): (n) the use of coloration or patterns to blend in with the surroundings; (v) to disguise or blend in with the surroundings.
  • Croak (verb/noun): (v) to make a deep, harsh sound, like a frog or raven; (n) the sound made by a frog or raven.
  • Hibernation (noun): a state of reduced metabolic activity in animals during the winter months to conserve energy and survive harsh conditions.
  • Metamorphosis (noun): a process of transformation in which an organism develops from an immature form to an adult form, such as the transformation of a tadpole into a frog.
  • Moist (adjective): slightly wet or damp, like the skin of an amphibian.
  • Pond (noun): a small body of still water, often inhabited by amphibians.
  • Salamander (noun): a type of amphibian with a long, slender body, four legs, and a long tail, usually found in moist environments.
  • Tadpole (noun): the larval stage of an amphibian, with a long tail and gills for breathing underwater.
  • Toad (noun): a type of amphibian with a short body, warty skin, and shorter legs than a frog, usually found on land.
  • Wart (noun): a small, hard lump on the skin, often seen on the rough, bumpy skin of some amphibians.

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