Frogs are fantastic creatures, and their uniqueness exceeds just being able to live in terrestrial and aquatic habitat. Their physical body configuration is another advantage or feature that makes it possible for them.
They have long hind limbs which they use for paddling in the water and jumping while on land. The short forelimbs help them to maintain balance on land and when submerged. All amphibians’ larvae can breathe underwater. It is during the process of metamorphosis (i.e. transitioning from larvae to adult) that some of them lose their ability to respire underwater.
Some amphibians can breathe underwater, while some cannot. Most of them who cannot breathe underwater can still stay for a long period by simply holding their breath. Amazingly, these can hold their breath for a very long period. Scientists also discovered some salamanders with neither gills or lungs, who just basically respire through their skin.
They have so many other unique characteristics that make them a wonder to behold and relate with. We have learned that frogs can take in the air comfortably in water using the gills as tadpoles while using their skin as adults. They breathe in gases using their lungs as adults when they are on land. They take in air into the lungs through their mouth or nostrils.
If you’re a pet frog owner or just a curious learner, I believe that this post has been informative and you have learned enough about these beautiful creatures. Now you can take care of your pet with the utmost care. If you don’t have one yet, you should consider getting one for yourself. Their evolutionary uniqueness and adaptive features make them, and other amphibians stand out among other animals.
Rather than looking at the frogs in your environment with disdain, they are a wonder to behold. They should be viewed and treated as such.