Nebraska Zoos, Aquariums and Wildlife


Toad or Frog?Is it a Toad or Frog? (see below)

Lincoln NE Zoo

Omaha NE Zoo

What is the difference between a Frog and a Toad?

The answer is that all "Toads" are actually are "Frogs"!

Frogs have the characteristics of:

  • Bulging eyes
  • Most¬†frogs¬†have long legs and smooth skins covered in slimy mucus. (generally, frogs tend to like moister environments)
  • Strong, long, webbed hind feet that are adapted for leaping and swimming
  • Frogs tend to lay eggs in clusters

Toads have the characteristics of:

  • Usually have non-bulging eyes
  • Stubby bodies with short hind legs (for walking instead of leaping)
  • Warty, thick dry skin (usually preferring dryer climates)
  • Paratoid (or poison) glands behind the eyes
  • The chest cartilage of toads is different also

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