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Why is the point of attachment of the frog's tongue considered an advantageous adaptation?


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April 17, 2018 1:08AM


Human tongues are attached to the back of the mouth and we can only poke them out a short way.

A frog has it's tongue attached at the front of the mouth, which means that it can put its tongue out much further. This is an advantage because most frogs eat flies and insects and the like. Because they can flick their tongue a long way out they are able to catch food more effectively. This is an example of an adaptation.