Frogs and toads are amphibians that can live both on land and in water. They are also vertebrates. Toads and frogs are tail-less and have short bodies with similar life cycles.
They lay eggs under water from which the larvae called tadpoles come. These grow in to the adult form of frog or toad which has the ability to live both on land and in water. Both these amphibians have vocal cords with which they make sound on land and under water.
The difference in them lies in the type of skin they have. Frogs have a wet velvety and smooth skin since they stay mostly close to water bodies. The toads have drier skin since they stay away from water bodies.
Another difference is in the location that they choose to lay their eggs. The frogs lay eggs in water bodies where other life forms like fishes do not live. Toads lay their eggs in water bodies inhabited by other organisms. Their eggs are linked up in a chain form and taste nasty as well.
They differ in the shape of their bodies. Frogs have longish body with long and webbed hind feet for leaping and swimming. Toads have rounded and short body with short and muscular hind feet for easier walking and hopping.
While frogs have fast flight to escape, toads have a gland behind their eyes which secretes poison against predators.
Frogs have a much sharper hearing as compared to toads. Frogs have larger ears than those of the toads. The eyes of the frogs protrude while those of toads are recessed.
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