Toad vs. Tadpole



An amphibian similar to a frog with shorter hindlegs and a drier, more ragged skin.


A young toad or frog in its larval stage of development that lives in water, has a tail and no legs, and, like a fish, breathes through gills.


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(by extension) The aquatic larva of any amphibian.

‘salamander tadpole’;


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Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidæ. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid.


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any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species


The young aquatic larva of any amphibian. In this stage it breathes by means of external or internal gills, is at first destitute of legs, and has a finlike tail. Called also polliwig, polliwog, porwiggle, or purwiggy.


Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.A distinction between frogs and toads is not made in scientific taxonomy, but is common in popular culture (folk taxonomy), in which toads are associated with drier, rougher skin and more terrestrial habitats.


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a larval frog or toad


A tadpole is the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian. Most tadpoles are fully aquatic, though some species of amphibians have tadpoles that are terrestrial.

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