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A true toad is any member of the family Bufonidae, in the order Anura (frogs and toads). This is the only family of anurans in which all members are known as toads, although some may be called frogs (such as harlequin frogs). The bufonids now comprise more than 35 genera, Bufo being the most widespread and well known.How big do true toads get to be?
Most species in this family are dull in color and live on the land. They range in size from one inch to eight inches in length. There are over 500 species in this family and they are found all over the world, except for in Australia and its surrounding islands. Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.What kind of organ does a true toad have?
Depending on the species, male or female toads may possess a Bidder's organ, a trait unique to all bufonids except genera Melanophryniscus and Truebella. Under the right conditions, the organ becomes an active ovary. The loss of teeth has arisen in frogs independently over 20 times.Are there any true toads that have teeth?
The parotid glands secrete a poison that can repel, or even kill predators. True toads have no teeth or breastbone. Some people think that if you touch a toad you will get warts. That is not true. Most species in this family are dull in color and live on the land.