Activity 7: Frog / Toad External Anatomy

Post-Lab Discussion

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ANSWERS TO GUIDE QUESTIONS:
1. How would you explain, histologically, the slippery skin of the frog? Compare the toad’s skin with the frog’s/toad’s skin. • Frog’s slippery skin is due to the presence of numerous mucous glands. • Toad’s skin is more coarse dorsally.

ANSWERS TO GUIDE QUESTIONS:
2. Of what significance is the difference in color of the dorsal and ventral surfaces of the body? The dorsal body surface is warty and darker in color. The ventral surface is smooth and lighter in color. For camouflage…

ANSWERS TO GUIDE QUESTIONS:
1. What is the function of the parotid gland? The parotid gland is a poison gland that helps to protect a species from extinction secondary to predation.

ANSWERS TO GUIDE QUESTIONS:
4. What is the sex of your specimen based on its external features? Why do you say so? Male? Female? We’ll know for sure when we get to Activity 13.

I’m really lovely… Underneath it all.

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