Considering how few women love frogs, they seem to be a popular motif in costume jewelry. There are over 5,000 species of frogs in the world and it wouldn't surprise me if there were at least that many frog designs in jewelry. Following are some photos of jewelry frogs with a slew of frog facts along the way.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
- Class: Amphibia
- Order: Anura (Salientia)
FROG FACT: The Golden Poison Frog of the Colombian Rainforest is the world's deadliest frog. Their poison is used to tip blowgun darts.
FROG FACT: The Goliath Frog of West Africa is the world's largest frog. It can measure 2 1/2" feet long with it's legs outstretched. It weighs about 7 pounds.
FROG FACT: The main differences between frogs on toads: frogs have long legs and smooth skin; toads have short legs and rough skin.
FROG FACT: Frogs absorb water through their skin rather than by swallowing it in their mouths.
FROG FACT: During winter hibernation, a frog's bones grow rings much like those of tree. You can determine its age by counting the rings.
FROG FACT: The easiest way to determine the sex of a frog is by looking at their ears which are located directly behind their eyes. If the ears are the same size as the eyes, the frog is male; if the ears are smaller than the eyes, the frog is a female.
FROG FACT: Only male frogs croak.
FROG FACT: Frogs shed their skins about once a week and then consume them.
FROG FACT: A species called the Glass Frog has transparent skin; you can see the internal organs including the beating heart.
FROG FACT: When a frog swallows its foods, it blinks. That action pushes its eyeballs down on top of the mouth to help push the food down its throat.
FROG FACT: Frogs have small teeth in their upper jaws which are used to hold prey in place until it can be swallowed.
FROG HAIKU: Old dark sleepy pool...
Quick unexpected frog
Goes plop! Watersplash!
by Matsuo Basho
FROG FACT: Using its powerful back legs, the average frog can leap 20 times its body length.
FROG FACT: Most male frogs fertilize the eggs as the female lays them.
FROG FACT: Many species use long, sticky tongues to catch prey.
FROG FACT: A Horned Frog doesn't really have horns, just a flap of skin above each eye.
FROG FACT: Bulging eyeballs allow most species to see in all directions.
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