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Basking in the sun is important for absorbing solar energy and raising body temperature. This helps a frog have a temperature higher then it's environment.

The Andaean Toad, Bufo spinulosus, has been know to raise it's temperature to 15C above air temperature in the shade.

Increased body temperature accelerates growth, digestion and produces fat deposits.

Frogs tend to bask in moist area so not too much water is lost.