Anura – Frogs

Toads are kind of frogs, with shorter legs (to crawl & hop rather than leap) and dry skin (and not moist like frogs)

The word amphibian is almost synonymous with frogs and toads.

This largest order of amphibians is instantly recognizable with their short, rigid bodies and distinct lack of a tail. They have large eyes and a keen sense of smell that they use to catch their prey by flicking out their long, sticky tongues. Females are typically larger than males. Their skin varies greatly; some frogs have skin so thin that you can view their internal organs, while the skin of some toads has been substituted for leather!

Frogs and toads can be found in various habitats close to lakes, streams, and other wet areas. In this order, the largest risks to species are habitat loss and fungi diseases.