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Toad Life Cycle

Frog and Toad Behavior and Life History

The common toad , European toad , or in Anglophone parts of Europe, simply the toad Bufo bufo , from Latin bufo "toad" , is an amphibian found throughout most of Europe with the exception of Ireland , Iceland , and some Mediterranean islands , in the western part of North Asia , and in a small portion of Northwest Africa. It is one of a group of closely related animals that are descended from a common ancestral line of toads and which form a species complex. The toad is an inconspicuous animal as it usually lies hidden during the day. It becomes active at dusk and spends the night hunting for the invertebrates on which it feeds. It moves with a slow, ungainly walk or short jumps, and has greyish-brown skin covered with wart-like lumps.

The big question is what is the difference between frogs and toads?
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Common toads are widespread in mainland Britain, mainly England, Scotland and Wales, however, they are absent from Ireland. Common Toads can also be found over most of Europe, northwest Africa and Asia. Common Toads are Britains largest and heaviest amphibians. Adult Common toads can grow to be 18 centimetres 7 inches in length. Their skin has a warty appearance of varies in colours ranging from olive greens to orange browns.

First described in , this amphibian is presently found in almost all human-resided localities. They are a close cousin to the well-known American toad , though the former is much smaller in size and have several other differences. The ventral lower side is whitish. Sexual Dimorphism: The males are smaller and lighter by weight than the females. Also, the males have a dark throat.

A life cycle repeats itself or goes in a circle for each new generation of life. There are lots of different kinds of animals living on earth and many different types of animal life cycles! Mammals including humans have babies that look similar to adults. Baby mammals grow bigger and bigger until they are full-grown. Other animals including beetles, frogs, and butterflies go through a process called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is a big word that means changing from one form into another.

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