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By | July 2010
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Frogs
Common Quality
Toads

Belong to Ranidae family

Belong to Bufonidae family

Appearance: smooth, , green or brown skin with dark markings, pointed head, longer hind legs, 1-4 inches long
Appearance: light brown skin with brown markings, dry skin, flabby, 3 inches long.
Cold-blooded
Both cold-blooded
Cold-blooded

Found in almost everywhere excluding Greenland, Antarctica, Madagascar, New Zealand, and Australia
Found in most of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa

Live in water most of the time and keep itself damp

Live on land, in woods, fields, gardens

They are active day as well as night.

They are active night.

Carnivorous eating fish, small mammals, other amphibians, and insects Both carnivorous
Carnivorous eating, spiders, ants, earthworms, slugs, caterpillars, beetles, and bees, frogs, and lizards
Their enemies are snakes, birds.
Both have same enemies
Their enemies are snakes and birds of prey.

Most of the time they live alone.
Both live alone most of the time
Mostly live alone.

Average age is 10 years.

Average age is 30-40 years.

Compare And Contrast Essay Sample

Most of the people find it difficult to differentiate a frog from a toad. They normally mix them up. Although they seem so similar in appearance, they certainly have numerous dissimilarities too. Frogs are found in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Frogs have smooth, wet skin. They live most of the time in or near water. They have different eye colors including brown, silver, green, gold and red along with different shapes and sizes of pupil. Some of the frogs have sticky padding on their feet while others have webbed feet. It is obvious that not even all the frogs have same qualities.

Toads too have numerous shapes, sizes, and texture, but they don’t have much variety in color. Toads are chubby and have warty skin. They do spend of their time in water, but...