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RE: can a frog grow a foot back?

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Posted by: anuraanman at Sat Aug 25 01:15:13 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by anuraanman ]  
   

Limb regeneration in amphibians varies greatly from species to species. Some salamanders can regrow legs, eyes, jaws, tails, etc. while others can kind of regrow tails. Lots of frog species can regnerate limbs while they are tadpoles and others species can regrow toes into adulthood. I do not know off the top of my head if a foot can be regrown by an adult frog. A lot of research has been done on limb regneration of African Clawed Frogs but most of that was in tadpoles. In short, I don't know if the foot will grow back but I have my doubts. That being said, it should heal and assuming it will never need to evade predators again, it should survive just fine. It won't hurt to take it to a herp vet and have it checked out -- there is a pretty high risk of infection with injuries that serious.


   

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