MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: What are the maxillary teeth in the frog's mouth used for?

Date: Sat Jun 12 18:10:59 1999
Posted By: Bryan Grieg Fry, Grad student, Biochemistry, 3D Centre
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 928187092.Zo

The teeth would be used to grip onto prey when feeding.  Some frogs, such 
as the South American horned frogs, can actually have fairly pronounced 
teeth that can draw blood on a human.

Australian Online Venom & Toxin Database

Edible:  adj.  As in nutritious and delicious to eat; as in a worm to a 
toad; as in a toad to a snake; as in a snake to a pig; as in a pig to a 
human; as in a human to a worm

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