There are a lot of interesting things that could be said about toads. As a matter of fact, it is particularly important to understand that toad species are just common names for certain frogs, especially to those which belong to the Bufonidae family. However, there are certain characteristics which set them apart ever so slightly and it’s important to take it into account.
1. What Do they Look Like?
There are quite a few things which are rather typical and characteristic when it comes to toads. The common toad is without a doubt the most regular type that you will come across. These are also amphibians, much like frogs. They differ than them, however, in the fact that they have warts, crests, dry skin as well as parotid glands. These parotid glands are going to produce somewhat poisonous secretion which is going to help them defend against some common predators. This is characteristic for both female and male toads. More on their poisonous nature a bit later, though. Now, let’s focus on other very important things that you have to take into account.