JANUARY 5TH, 2023
This article will determine the differences and similarities between frogs and toads.
Read on to become a frog- and toad-connoisseur!
Frogs have smaller mouths with fewer teeth than toads, which helps them catch their insect prey more easily.
Frogs also have longer tongues than toads which aids them in catching prey.
Toads, however, have larger mouths than frogs and eat more considerable prey items like mice and small birds.
Both will eat almost anything they can catch, but prefer insects.
The male frog transfers sperm to the female frog directly into her body by releasing it through his cloaca.
Most frogs lay their eggs in water or on land near water
Male toads call females by making a loud croaking noise that can be heard from far away.
Females lay eggs in shallow water or on land under logs or rocks covered with moss or leaves so they don’t dry out.
Stage 1 – The Egg
Stage 2 – The Tadpole
Stage 3 – The Metamorphosis
Stage 4 – Adult
Stage 5 – Death
Stage 1 – Mating Season
Stage 2 – Baby Toads
Stage 3 – Adulthood
Stage 4 – Death
A frog can live up to 10 to 14 years.
The lifespan of frogs varies based on their environment, diet, and genetics.
The average lifespan of most toads is between 10 and 12 years
Toads that live in temperate regions of the world tend to have longer lifespans than those living in tropical areas.
African Clawed Frog
African Dwarf Frog
The African clawed frog is native to Africa, but some have been imported into the United States for use in laboratories.
These small frogs grow no longer than 2 inches long and their meat is a delicacy.
American Toad (Bufo americanus)
Common Toad (Bufo bufo)
They can be found in various habitats, including forests, grasslands, and farmlands throughout North America.
The Common Toad is the most widespread of all toads and is native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia.