How Long Does It Take Frog Eggs To Hatch?

Last Updated on May 22, 2021 by cmoarz

When it comes to the amphibian world, there are quite a few different species of frogs that we need to discuss. While many people know how long it takes for the most common species of frog eggs to hatch, they may be less familiar with some of the other species. This article will go through all the most common species of frogs and detail how long each type takes for their eggs to hatch!

How Long Does It Take Frog Eggs To Hatch?

White Lipped Tree Frog: White-lipped tree frog eggs will hatch within 24 to 48 hours after being laid. It will also take approximately 3 days for the tadpoles that hatched to become active. These frogs are also known as the Indonesian giant green treefrog. This species of frog has been known to be quite hard to breed in captivity.

White’s Tree Frog: These frogs will lay a clutch of around 300 eggs that will take 28 to 36 hours to hatch. They are very easy to breed in captivity.

Waxy Monkey Frog: Typically this species of frog takes up to 14 days for its eggs to hatch into tadpoles. Interestingly, these eggs are not laid in water, but in the trees above. The tadpoles will fall into the water once they hatch.

Tomato Frog: This frog will take around 30 to 36 hours for the eggs to hatch. A female can lay a massive clutch of up to 1500 eggs at one time. Incredible amounts!

Red-Eyed Tree Frog: These frogs will take around two weeks for their eggs to hatch. Once the tadpoles are fully grown, they will find a water source and live out their lives in this habitat. You can visibly see the tadpoles inside the egg grow. They will start growing rapidly at first, and then start to slow down as the time to hatch gets closer.

Amazon Milk Frog: These frogs will take around 24 hours for the eggs to hatch. Once they are done hatching, these tadpoles swim down into vegetation before transforming into froglets. They grow quite quickly if given the right temperatures!

Pacman Frog: These frogs will take around 2 days to hatch. With an eye-watering clutch of up to 3000, these frogs breed rapidly. These are really easy to breed and require only time and a bit of forethought.

Oriental Fire Bellied Toad: These eggs will take around 3 to 4 days to hatch. These frogs are hardy and can be found in various habitats, including temperate forests or grasslands. They are easy to breed.

American Green Tree Frog: These eggs will take around 5 days. They are easy to keep and breed but require a lot of space.

Gray Tree Frog: These eggs will take around 3 to 7 days. They are a more difficult species as they can be very sensitive and do not have many adaptations for breeding in captivity.

Bumble Bee Walking Toad: These eggs will take around 3 to 5 days to hatch.

American Toad: The classic American toad is often found living near water and will lay eggs in moist places. These eggs can take anywhere from 3 to 12 days to hatch. Their clutches are pure massiveness with up to 12,000 eggs in one go.

Green and Black Dart Frog: These eggs will take around 12 to 18 days. They are quite sensitive and do not breed well in captivity as they require their water to be exactly the right temperature.

African Dwarf Frog: This frog will take about 48 hours to watch. They can have clutched sizes of up to several thousand eggs. African dwarf frogs are possibly one of the most popular aquarium frogs found in North America.

Bumblebee Dart Frog: This is a smaller species of frog that will take around 10 to 14 days to hatch. These frogs are insanely fragile and can’t be held due to how delicate they are. Interesting to note, If bred in captivity, they are not poisonous.

Asian Treefrogs: These frogs are not poisonous and will take around 12 to 18 days to hatch. They like to live in trees so it is best for them that they have a vertical tank.

Common Toads: This frog will start to hatch out of its egg in around 3 weeks. The egg hatch time will vary based on environmental factors such as tempreture. These are laid around December all the way to September.

Burmese Chubby Frogs: This is a very large species of frog that will take around 18 to 24 days to hatch.

Clouded Mountain Frogs: The time it takes for these eggs to hatch can vary anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks but this all depends on the temperature as well. Breeding is fairly easy but you will need a large tank and at least 12 stock frogs to get started.

African Bullfrog: These eggs will take 2 days to hatch.

Most of the numbers you see in this article are simply estimates. Each frog species is unique and requires a unique set of environmental factors. Temperature plays a large role in the time it takes for a frog’s egg to hatch no matter what species it is, and each one will require a different set of temperatures. So although these are averages, they are averages set in captivity not the wild.


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