Frog and Toad

FROG AND TOAD are freshwater amphibians: they start life in water, hatching from an egg to a larval form (such as a tadpole), complete with gills; then they metamorphose so that they can live on land; then they must return to water to reproduce. Frogs and toads are both in the order Anura, which contains 5 families found in BC: Ascaphidae (tailed frogs), Bufonidae (true toads), Pelobatidae (spadefoot toads), Hylidae (treefrogs), Ranidae (true frogs). Most frogs are adapted for a more aquatic...

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