Bullfrogs are the largest frog species found in North America. Besides their size and color, bullfrogs do not have many distinguishing features from other frogs. Bullfrogs are known for their cow-like mating call, which is produced by forcing air through the vocal cords. Bullfrogs lay eggs on the water surface instead of on lands like most other reptiles and amphibians.
Bullfrogs have a smooth and often golden-colored skin with powerful hind legs for leaping in water, eating large prey, and defending themselves. They live around ponds and lakes in parts of eastern North America, Central America, and South America. The average length of the adults is around 6 inches.
Fun Facts About Bullfrogs
- Bullfrogs are the largest frogs in North America. They can grow to 3.5 inches to 6 inches long, and weigh about 10.5oz to 17.6oz.
- Bullfrogs are found in lakes, swamps, and ponds, despite being artificially introduced species.
- On average, they jump a stretch of about 3 feet, but they can reach distances of about 6 feet.
- A group of bullfrogs is known as an Army.
- Bullfrogs are amphibians and not reptiles. They have a modified vertebrate ear located on their shoulders that their ancestors may have had on their heads. They also have external ears called drumstick ears or tympani.