What Makes Frogs And Toads Different?

Frogs and toads share many features, so they are often confused. They both belong to the Anura order of the class Amphibia, but they usually have features that help to separate them. Frogs have long legs to enable them to jump and mucus-covered skins. Toads are fatter, have dry skin, and have shorter legs.

Frogs tend to stay close to water while toads are more often found inland. While this category is huge, we tend to think of ‘true frogs’ as members of the Ranidae family, and ‘true toads’ as members of the Bufonidae family, each of which contains hundreds of different species.