Survival of the Fittest

The adaptations of the American Bullfrog have made it a very competitive organism in its environment.  With its greenish brown skin color, predators such as herons, garter snakes, and raccoons have a hard time locating the bullfrog in its habitat.  The bullfrog's most notable feature is definitely its size.  These frogs can run from 5-8 inches in just body length.  Their hind legs can reach lengths of 7-10 inches!  This amazing adaptation has made the bullfrog an excellent jumper, sometimes making a leap 9 times itImage of American Bullfrog, credit to Gary Nafis and CaliforniaHerpes.coms body length.  With the help of its legs, bullfrogs can jump on prey from a great distance. In addition to their legs, bullfrogs have more characteristics that make them a vicious predator.  They have teeth on the roof of their mouth and an incredibly strong muscular tongue to assist them in catching prey.  The American Bullfrog has well-developed eyes that can practically see in all directions.  Their eyes are very helpful in staking out prey, finding a mate, or for protecting their territory.  They can also see in color and have superb depth perception. These strong visual adaptations are due to the large optical lobe located in the brain of the bullfrog.  Perhaps the bullfrog's most interesting adaptation, however, is its skin.  Apart from being able to breathe through the skin,  bullfrogs have many glands on the surface of their skin called paratoid glands.  When the bullfrog feels threatened or wants to ward off unwanted animals from its territory, it will secret a toxin on the surface of its skin.  If an animal were to try to eat the bullfrog, the poisonous toxin could potentially kill that animal.

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