Monday, 24 March 2014


By visiting this site you can learn more about the frogs of Australia

Frogs are a group of short-bodied largely carnivorous, tailless amphibians. They are widely distributed and if present in our backyards are a real indication of a healthy environment.

Their eggs are typically laid in water and these eggs hatch into acquatic larvar, called tadpoles that have tails and internal gills. They do not usually have arms or legs until the transition to adulthood, and have a large, flattened tail which they swim by. 

As the tadpole matures, it gradually grows limbs – usually the legs first followed by the arms. Lungs develop around the time of leg development and tadpoles late in development can often be found near the surface of the water where they breathe air.
Frogs are extremely efficient at converting what they eat into body mass, thereby making them the ideal meal for predators. 

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