Many other animals and also humans can reproduce in their own way. Here’s the frogs way. The male’s reproductive system consists of three organs. They are testes (where sperm is produced), the urine ducts (they carry urine and sperm to the cloaca), and the cloaca (where sperm and urine exits the body). The female’s reproductive system has two organs . They are the ovaries (where the eggs are produced and stored) and the oviducts (a tube through which the ova pass from the ovary to the uterus or to the outside).

    The way the frogs reproduce, or in other words mate, is in a process called amplexus. This position is when the male collapses on top of the female and wraps its arms around the female’s abdomen. The male lets the sperm out. Also, at the same time the female lets the eggs out as well. This process takes place in these areas: under water, on trees ,and maybe a dry land. Once, the eggs are the female frog leaves, but the males stays to make more eggs with females.

    Once the tadpole’s parents leave, it takes about six to nine days for it to hatch. During birth the newborn tadpole is very weak and tired, with very tiny gills. Seven to ten it starts to get stronger and better gills are starting to come along. After six to nine weeks it will start to grow front and rear legs. At this point the tadpole starts to eat dead insects and plants. In twelve weeks (a month) it will turn into a froglet, with a little tail and is now to walk on dry land. By twelve to sixteen months is now a full grown frog.

    Sometimes when the mating season just is starting (early spring) there is almost all the time a small supply of female frogs. This can now

turn into a dangerous fight between two male frogs over over the females. When get carried away the female the female might drown under all the man frogs. Once they see it is dead they move on to mate others. It is a dangerous love life.

    When the eggs are laid their is a really vague chance that the father will look after the eggs until they are ready to hatch and are ready to take care of themselves. One type of frog, while mating does not give all the sperm ay once, it has to provide sperm everyday for the young. One other species has a pouch on his own back so that he could carry the eggs around with. The frogs reproductive system tires out because when it is close to mating season, the frog might travel hundred thousand miles to go to its birthplace to mate with other females that were born there. Also frogs might mate with their own siblings because there is only a small percentile of female frogs.

    Another interesting fact about the frog’s reproductive system is it causes physical changes. For example, the female frogs gets fatter and fatter and fatter because eggs are stored in her abdomen area. Also it becomes very wet and slippery during mating. Luckily, the male develop bumps on its thumb, so when he gets into the amplexus position it is easier grasp the female better. Those are the physical changes that happen because of its reproductive system. That is the information on the frog’s reproductive system and its accomplishments. You may not think that this is important, but it keeps our food chain well and fit. That is the dangerous, beauty of the reproductive.


Ivan Romero