The life cycle of a frog can be divided into four stages, each with distinct characteristics.
- The life cycle of a frog begins with an egg that is laid in water.
- The eggs are small, black, and jelly-like, and are attached to each other in clusters.
- Inside the egg, a tadpole begins to develop.
- After about 5-25 days, the tadpole hatches from the egg.
- Tadpoles have a long tail, no legs, and gills for breathing underwater.
- They feed on algae and other small plants.
- After about 6-9 weeks, the tadpole begins to develop legs and lose its tail.
- At this stage, it is called a froglet.
- The froglet can breathe both in water and on land.
Adult Frog Stage:
- After about 12-16 weeks, the froglet develops into an adult frog.
- The adult frog has four legs and no tail.
- It breathes only with lungs and can live both in water and on land.
- The adult frog is ready to reproduce and lay eggs, completing the life cycle.