This week is a national Frog Week in New Zealand, where the government tries to increase the population's awareness of the endangered amphibians. One of the Frog Week's slogans is "Embrace them or they may croak". The leader of the special Native Frog Recovery Group said that many frogs species are endangered not just in New Zealand but internationally. If only French could hear him...
Photoshop frogs any way you wish. Some examples could be showing how life would be different if frogs ruled the world, frogs merged with other animals or humans, including frogs in old paintings, etc. We will allow any type of frogs, even human created ones - "the crazy frog", Kermit, etc.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Frogs (L. Anura, Salientia) are the largest order in amphibians, which are counted over 4000
species. Usually, definition of frog at large is relevant to this specific group of animals, though using of this term for taxonomic group is wrong because of ambiguity in traditional usage.
Body is wide, short and compact. Adults do not have tail (that' why they got this name); Tail order had altered into rob-shaped bone; ribs are absent; Tail in lost at the time of metamorphosis. The amphibians have fully developed limbs; back limbs have more strong muscles, which are longer than front and usually adopted for leaping.
Breathing is done through lungs and skin. Spawning (eggs of tail less frogs- or roe- grow generally in water. Passing of metamorphosis after several days when fertilization is over tadpoles adopted water hath out (possess gills and tail). Later tail gills die away, then appear legs and tailless get across to land.
Spread over almost every where; manifold in tropical forests.
Tailless are classified based on differences in number of spinal cords. In total there are six sub-orders in tailless (among them one sub-order is extinct).
* Smooth-skinned (Amphibole) more primitive. Vertebrae are amphibians with remains of cartilage. Other includes one family (Liopelm).
* Toads (Procoela) front bent spinal cords. This order has biggest genera and types of tail less frogs. Widely known family toads (includes only one- of the same name- genus). Marsupial frogs are also very diverse (laid eggs develop on the back of female's skin folds. They include hyla (mainly arboreal frogs) and short-head frogs.
* Fire-bellied toad (Opisthocoela) back bent spinal cords. They include Surinam toad family
(aquatic frogs only) and rounded tongue frog.