Black frog

The frog may seem to be nothing special, but in reality there are so many different varieties, and even the oil from the skin of some frogs is now being used for medical purposes.

Here is a black frog, Oreophrynella quelchii, which can be found in the jungles of Venezuela.

The world’s smallest vertebrate?

It’s only 7mm long, this newly-found frog from Papua New Guinea.

It is almost certainly the smallest amphibian known to man, but it is also possibly smaller than any fish, making it the world’s smallest known vertebrate.

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(en) Papua New Guinea Location (he) מיקום פפוא...

Micro frog

Its tadpole must be minute

Frogs are amphibians and are able to live both underwater and on land. In order to do this they have very special skin; the skin of the frog produces a kind of oil for protection, as an ointment, in fact for many reasons.

This oil contains some very interesting and rare chemicals, some of which have been used for medical purposes.

This micro frog was recently found in Indonesia, on the island of Borneo. Even though it is small it makes a loud croak (that’s how it was found).

Frogs are very important animals.

New species of frog

Recently found in Papua New Guinea

There are about 5,000 species of frogs which we know about. But there are many that we still haven’t discovered.

This is a photo of a new species of frog, recently seen in Papua New Guinea; in fact it is so new that it doesn’t yet have a name.

Lungless Frog

Is it an amphibian?

This new species of frog was recently discovered on the island of Borneo.

But I thought frogs, like other amphibians can breathe both in water and in air. However this frog has no lungs, so how does it breathe in air?

If anyone out there knows, please tell.

Blue frog

dendrobates azureus
dendrobates azureus is the real name

There are green frogs, orange frogs, red and yellow frogs, purple frogs, and even translucent frogs and now you can see a blue frog.

Many species of frog are in danger, it is thought that about half of all frog species will soon be extinct. There are two reasons: loss of habitat, and a disease that is spreading to  frogs all round the world.

The frog’s skin contains a protective oil, and in this oil can be found some incredible chemicals. Now one of these chemicals is used to treat cancer.