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The process that amphibians undergo from larva to adult is known as metamorphosis

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Frog, Guppy, Toad, and Tadpole are amphibians. Amphibians use their skin as a secondary respiratory surface and some small terrestrial salamanders and frogs lack lungs and rely entirely on their skin. They are superficially similar to lizards but, along with mammals and birds, reptiles are...Read More

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Frogs get most of their water by absorbing it through their skin. They also rely on getting oxygen (in addition to what they breathe in the air) from the water, through their skin. A frog’s skin is its most important organ. Sometimes frogs seem to be slimy. This is a mucus that they...Read More

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Frogs go through a complete metamorphosis, which has four stages: egg, tadpole, froglet, and frog. During these stages, the frog goes from living in the water to living on the land.

Frogs start as eggs that float on the surface of the water. These clusters of eggs are called...
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Frogs are amphibians that are known for their great jumping abilities. They are one of the very few amphibians that can jump. Frogs have large, muscular back legs that allow them to jump great distances. However, it’s not just the amount of muscle that allows them to jump so...Read More

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Reptiles and amphibians play a significant role in the ecosystem. Amphibians are one of the primary connections in many ecosystem food webs. In temperate and tropical regions, amphibians can exceed all other terrestrial vertebrates such as birds, mammals, and reptiles. Amphibians are important...Read More

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Most amphibians live on the ground, in wetlands, or forests; however, some live-in trees, and a few species can survive in the deserts and other dry habitats. Most kinds of amphibians live in warm, damp climates. They usually live in a swamp-like area, a place with moist land and warm water....Read More

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One of the main differences between amphibians and reptiles is that juvenile amphibians undergo metamorphosis during which they change from using gills for respiration to using their lungs. Another significant difference is that reptiles have scaly skin, while amphibians have moist skin....Read More

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The order Caudata, salamanders, and newts; Anura, frogs and toads; and apoda, legless caecillians. Amphibians belong to subphylum vertebrae of the Chordata phylum. They are cold-blooded, which means they have no control over their body temperature, and they are dependent upon the temperature of...Read More

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Many amphibians, such as frogs undergo metamorphosis. They begin life in the water and live on land as adults. They have moist, scaleless skin and they are cold blooded. They absorb water and undergo gas exchange through their skin. Amphibians adjust to the temperature of their surroundings by...Read More

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