Frog or Toad

Answer to Frog or Toad 4/17/18

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The answer to this week’s frog or toad is… TOAD. It is an Eastern Spadefoot Toad (Pelobates syriacus) from the European Spadefoot Toad family – Pelobatidae.

European Spadefoot Toads have relatively smooth skin and lack a ton of warts so it is hard to tell its a toad. You also can’t see the spade on its foot in the picture.

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Frog or Toad

Answer to Frog or Toad 4/3/18

The answer to this week’s frog or toad is…..FROG. It is an African Warty Frog (Acanthixalus spinosus) from the family Hyperoliidae, the African Tree Frogs.

This one could be hard to tell if it’s a frog or a toad with all those farts. The hands are big and seem to have toe pads made for climbing. This could cue you into the fact that it is a tree frog. There’s no parotoid gland behind the eye which is another key but you could confuse a wart for it.

 

Frog or Toad

Answer to Frog or Toad 3/27/18

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It is time to reveal the answer to this week’s frog or toad. The answer is…FROG. It is an Archey’s Frog (Leiopelma archeyi)! The Archey’s Frog is native to New Zealand and is critically endangered.

The Archey’s Frog lacks a parotoid gland behind its eye. Its body is also fairly slender, smooth, and doesn’t have any warts. That’s some tips to tell it is a frog.

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Frog or Toad

Answer to Frog or Toad 3/20/18

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The answer to this week’s frog or toad is TOAD. It is a Borean Rainbow Toad (Ansonia latidisca) from the family Bufonidae – the True Toads. Its obviously found in Borneo and is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

Best way to tell its a toad is the dry, warty skin. The parotoid gland is not large enough to be noticed. The members of the genus Ansonia all have a more slender body, and are often called the slender toads.