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Can Frogs Live in Saltwater Environments?

Can Frogs Live in Saltwater Environments?

Frogs generally cannot handle living in saltwater environments. If they for any reason are put into saltwater, they usually die within a couple hours or so. The salinity in frogs’ blood and cells isn’t as densely packed as it is in saltwater.

If a frog lived in saltwater, the water would quickly spread over them. This, in turn, would invite dehydration. The danger of dehydration would also combine with another serious problem — salt distributing all throughout the frog’s insides to a poisonous degree.

Because of these factors, saltwater is a big no-no for the vast majority of frogs in existence. Apart from the crab-eating frog, African clawed frog and southern leopard frog, frogs in general cannot survive life in saltwater — or even close to it. Most frogs have to stay in fresh water.

Content for this question contributed by Carolyn Nepple, resident of Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, USA