Types Of Frogs
There are many types of frogs in the world since they thrive in every continent except Antarctica. Frogs come in all shapes and sizes. Most frogs are known to eat bugs but some will actually eat larger prey like mice or birds. Frogs are basically incredibly opportunistic and successful because they will feast on anything that fits in their mouths.
- True. When people think of frogs, the common notion would be a green, web footed critter that is quite adept at jumping or swimming. These types are known as true frogs and encompass familiar species such as bullfrogs, leopard frogs and the pickeral frog.
- Toads. Believe it or not, toads are indeed frogs. This type of frog has merely adapted to a more terrestrial lifestyle. Squatter, more of a walker than a leaper and much more adept in dry environments, a toad is a testament to the evolutionary survival traits of the frog.
- Poisonous. Frogs and toads are so diverse and widespread some species have adapted chemical defenses. Some chemicals merely stink when the frog is grabbed while some are coveted for their psychedelic properties. But other frogs create a defense that can be incredibly lethal. Known as Poison Dart Frogs, frogs in the Dendrobatidae family are used by South American tribes to poison their hunting darts. Nasty stuff old boy.
- Arboreal. When exploring the various examples of frog types you will notice a great many tend to dwell in trees. The reasoning is the tropics and the vast wetness of a rain forest. This humid environment supports many insect types and thus the frogs have happily carved a niche into the tree tops as well. Arboreal frogs are often smaller and lighter than their aquatic dwelling cousins due to a life in the trees.