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The Froggyville Frog FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

This is a list compiled of the most frequently asked questions about Frog's here at Froggyville. It will be updated on a regular basis.


Frog FAQ - last updated 02/02/02

Q. = Question          A. = Answer


Q. What do you call a group of frogs?
A. A group of frogs is called An Army of Frogs.


Q. Do frogs have teeth?
A. Yes, frogs do have teeth. Toads do not. They are not like yours or mine. they are finer and are only on the top of the jaw. Frogs use there eyes to crush there food so there teeth are just used to firmly grip it before crushing and swallowing it whole.


Q. What is the most Endangered species of frog?
A. There are many endangered species of Frog and Toad. Below are are just a few. For more information visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Program.

The Golden Toad. who is native to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica. In 1988 scientists could only find 10 and in 1989 only one was spotted. Since then no one has seen any at all

The Californian Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora draytoniiwas) was put on the endangered species list in 1996.

The Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) also known as the Meadow Frog native to parts of Canada among other places, was once under great concern for Extinction.

The Gastric Brooding Frog (Rheobatrachus silus) had only been discovered in 1972. The most amazing thing about this frog was it actually reared it's young in it's stomach. Since then this frog has believed to become totally extinct.

The Western Toad (Bufo boreas), also known as the Boreal Toad, was common in the mountains of western North America. In 1973, the entire population was suddenly struck by illness. By 1979, a study made in Colorado found that the population had believed to become totally extinct.


Q. Is there a Salt Water Frog and if so what is it called?
A. The crab-eating frog, also known as the salt water frog, Rana cancrivora, of southeast Asian mangrove swamps, can live in seawater.  It does so by secreting urea and TMAO (to counteract the toxic effects of urea)  into its blood, to bring up the osmolarity close to that of seawater, so that it doesn't loose as much water through its porous skin.
Dr. Tamara M. Frank
Department of Visual Ecology
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution


Q. What does the Frog symbolize?
A. The Frog symbolizes many things in different cultures old and new.. Here are just a few.

Aztec: Goddess, cycle of death and rebirth.

Ancient Egypt: Fertility, water, and renewal.

Pagan: Transformation through water and sound.

Medieval Europe: Evil, spirits, magical.

Chinese: Immortality, Eternal life & power.



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