The Quiz: What’s the difference between frogs and toads?
A Toads live on land
B They’re the same
C Toads are carnivores
Herpetologists (experts on amphibians) tell us that there’s no categorical difference between frogs and toads. The distinction between the two is purely informal. ‘Toad’ is just a common name for certain types of frogs. What most of us call ‘frogs’ are those with smooth, moist skin. ‘Toads,’ on the other hand, typically have rough, bumpy skin—that’s likely where negative associations with toads come from.
The correct answer to this quiz is They’re the same.