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Brown Frog

Anura

Description:

Spotted this frog at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD. I do not know the species name.

Habitat:

National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD.

Notes:

Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning "tailless", from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin salere (salio), "to jump"). Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes, bifid tongue and the absence of a tail. Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance. Due to their permeable skin, frogs are often semi-aquatic or inhabit humid areas, but move easily on land. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and tails to develop in water. Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet, mostly of arthropods, annelids and gastropods. Frogs are most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season. Wikipedia

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2 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Cool!!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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