Frogs and toads are very similar and also very different. They are both reptiles and have similar diets.
Exactly what is the difference between frogs and toads and how do you tell them apart?
Body shape and skin
Frogs usually have a sleek body with a smooth skin. Their back legs are quite long and this helps them to be very good at both swimming and jumping. Usually a frog will look shiny and wet. If you catch a frog you will find that it is quite difficult to hold because the skin is very smooth and slippery. Toads, on the other hand, have a fatter appearance and the skin looks bumpy and leathery. Their back legs are shorter and fatter and they often walk instead of jumping. When they do jump, they only jump a ...continue reading