Ranas y sapos en ingles

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Frogs and Toads
One of the most common questions is, "What is the difference between Frogs and Toads?"
Most are surprised to hear that all Toads actually are Frogs!
|Frogs |Toads |
|[pic] |[pic]|
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|Generally speaking, though, when we think of frogs, we generally |The term toads tends to refer to "True Toads".... |
|picture what are called "True Frogs".... |members ofthe family Bufonidae, containing more than 300 |
|members of the family Ranidae, containing more than 400 species. |species. |
|These frogs have the characteristics of: |These types of frogs have are characterized by: |
|two bulging eyes |stubbybodies with short hind legs (for walking instead of |
|strong, long, webbed hind feet that are adapted for leaping and |hopping) |
|swimming |warty and dry skin (usually preferring dryer climates) |
|smooth or slimy skin (generally, frogs tend to like moister|paratoid (or poison) glands behind the eyes |
|environments) |The chest cartilage of toads is different also. |
|Frogs tend to lay eggs in clusters. |Toads tend to lay eggs in long chains. (There are some toads |
|Frogs from this family can be found on every continentexcept |(genera Nectophrynoides), however, that are the only types of |
|Antarctica. They are referred to as the "true frogs" because of |anurans to bear live young!) |
|their generalized body form and life history: the so-called |True Toads can be found worldwide except in Australasia, polar |
|generic frog.|regions, Madagascar, and Polynesia, though Bufo marinus has been |
|Members of this family include the bullfrog, common frog, green |artificially introduced into Australia and some South Pacific |
|frog, leopard frog, marsh frog, pickerel frog, and wood frog. |islands. |
||Besides Bufo, the family includes 25 genera, all of which, like |
| |the frogs, are anura! |

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The physical distinctions, however, can easily get blurred because sometimes the features appear mixed or lessobvious, and certain species even legitimately fall into both categories. It is not uncommon, for example, to find a warty skinned frog that isn't a toad, or even a slimy toad! Even the more invisible stuff like cartilage structure has been found to sometimes fit both categories!

Las ranas y los sapos

One of the most common questions is, "What is the difference betweenFrogs and Toads?" Una de las preguntas más comunes es: "¿Cuál es la diferencia entre las ranas y los sapos?"
Most are surprised to hear that all Toads actually are Frogs! La mayoría se sorprende al escuchar que todos los sapos son en realidad las ranas!
|Frogs Las ranas |Toads Sapos |
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