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Description:

Actually, yes! But not like in this silly picture! Most frogs do in fact have teeth of a sort. They have a ridge of very small cone teeth around the upper edge of the jaw. These are called Maxillary Teeth. Frogs often also have what are called Vomerine Teeth on the roof of their mouth. They don't have anything that could be called teeth on their lower jaw, so they usually swallow their food whole. The so-called "teeth" are mainly used to hold the prey and keep it in place till they can get a good grip on it and squash their eyeballs down to swallow their meal. I found this frog in my pond.

Habitat:

Frogs are found on all continents of the world except Antaractica. Their diversity allows them to live in a wide range of environments, from the coldest of climates to the hottest.

Notes:

Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians. There are approximately 4,800 recorded species, accounting for over 85% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders.

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New Maryland, New Brunswick, Canada

Lat: 45.89, Long: -66.68

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on May 27, 2013

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