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What is the function of a frog's glottis?

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The glottis is responsible for the vocalizations a frog makes. It is the combination of vocal folds and the space between each fold.

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What is the function of a frog's glottis?
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The glottis is the entrance to the larynx. These organs work together to give the frog its unique vocalizations and sounds. As the folds vibrate, they produce a buzzing sound. Those animals that can produce sounds using only the glottis, and don't have a larynx, are called glottal animals. It produces sound by creating friction.

Amphibians, reptiles and mammals have a glottis, which is also used in breathing and protecting the trachea against food that may get stuck in the throat.

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