What is the differnce between a toad's and a frog's mouths?
They both have the same kind of mouths and teeth. They are considered
homodonts...homo meaning the same and don't meaning tooth...so if you were a
homodont all your teeth would be the same shape. Now the shape of your
teeth allows you to eat or not eat certain types of food. Where you live
also affects your diet. So since frogs and toads have the same kind of
teeth and mouth they eat similar things.
Hi dear Bethany!
What a interesting question! Toads and frogs are very similar animals,
both are amphibians, that means they can live at water and on land.
There are a huge number of different toads and frogs, maybe the ones
you saw have different mouths but that is not a characteristic difference
between all frogs and all toads.
Their diet is similar, both are carnivorous, that means they eat other
animals as bugs and worms.
So...how can you say which one is a frog or is a toad?
Frogs: usually have smooth and moist skin and usually live close to water.
Toads have dry and bumpy skin, and spend most time on land.
Frogs lay their eggs in masses
Toads lay their eggs in long chains.
Each kind have very different "voices".
Frogs have bulging eyes, strong, long hind feet adapted for leaping and
Toads have poison glands behind their eyes, "gross" body with short hind
adapted to walk instead of leaping.
And thanks for asking NEWTON!
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)
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