Frogs and toads are amphibians.
I really like amphibians. They’re sort of like butterflies because they change from one shape to another as they grow. It’s called metamorphosis (meta means “change”; morph means “shape”).
- At first they’re like fish because they hatch from eggs that sit around in water.
- Also like fish, they have gills and get their oxygen from the water as then they swim around.
- Then their bodies change (they get legs and arms and lungs), come out of the water and breathe air to live.
But don’t be confused. Amphibians are not mammals or reptiles. They are amphibians (amphi means “on both sides”; bios means “life”). In my book I wrote:
Toads have shorter hind legs than frogs. (I do not have personal knowledge of this. I read about it. But if I ever get a toad and a frog together, I will measure and put the results on my website.)
Do you know anything about toad and frog leg lengths? Or do you know anything really interesting about frogs or toads? If so please comment below.