Correct Option: (b) metamorphosis. A tadpole develops into an adult frog by the process of metamorphosis.
Metamorphosis is the change of shape during an animal’s life. During metamorphosis, the tadpole will develop back legs first, then front legs. The life cycle of a frog consists of three stages: egg, larva, and adult.
- Frog eggs float in a pond, and these clusters of floating eggs are called egg masses. Frogs lay up to 4,000 eggs at one time
- Tadpoles hatch from the eggs and live in the pond.
- The tadpoles turn into Froglets. The body shrinks, and legs form.
- The Froglet’s tail shrinks, the lungs develop, and the back legs grow, and then we have a Frog.