How Long Can A Frog Hold Its Breath Under Water?

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El Nino answered
Theoretically, frogs could stay underwater their whole lives... Though they have lungs to breathe atmosphere, they are also able to glean O2 out of the water through what is called cutaneous gas exchange, otherwise known as breathing through their skin.
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Anonymous answered
I guess the exact time probably depends on the type of frog.  Most frogs can stay completely submerged underwater for long periods of time.  They absorb the oxygen in the water through their skin which allows them to breathe under there. 
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I think you are right. I thought my frog had left my small back yard pond, but today I scooped him off of the bottom, while cleaning out the leaves.

Last year I stocked several tadpoles about 13 matured to full grown frogs. I was sad to see they all died over the winter. Evidently the pond froze over while they were laying on the bottom.

This year I need to take action to prevent the frogs from getting trapped under the ice.
Anastasia (nickname: Anya) Profile
My small bull frog can stay under for 3 minutes at the maximum, the big one [3 in] on the other hand, can stay down for up to ten. It might depend how big the frog is.
lensy margrett Profile
lensy margrett answered
Up to like 45 min. Max
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
For a long time because if the frog is larger it absorbs more oxygen than a small frog does
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Allie Hallowell answered
Depending on the frog, my frog never went up to air he lived for like 9 weeks then froze, I live in alaska, it was during the winter when he froze, and he was next to the window...
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Anonymous answered
I don't know but I have to find out because I have a frog the size of my pinky nail.
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Maybe it depends on the kind of frog but they are just like fish they can hold it for a long long long time!!! I think!1
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-.- um sry to say but fish dont need to hold there breath for a long long long time cuz they dont hold it at all the obsorb oxygen uderwater through there gills -brianna age:13

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