Welcome to Catnapin's
Water Critter Gallery
order Anura (tail-less)
The distinctions between frogs and toads is mostly by appearance and habits, not by genetics. Frogs are more aquatic and brighter colored. Toads have bumpy, thicker skin (often brown for camouflage) which allows them to stay out of the water longer. Toads tend to burrow.
1) 1/2" long toadlet 2-3) 1" long toad
4-7) 2 1/2" long toad
Bufonidae - Toad Family
Red Spotted Toad Bufo punctatus
The orange spots can become less conspicuous as the toad ages. Adults are less than 3" long.
Photos taken in Taylor County, June 2007, August 2008
(Native of Texas)