2There are five different groups of animals with vertebrates. MammalsFishReptilesBirdsAmphibians
3Animal Classification The leaf toad is an amphibian because it is in the frog and toad family. They start off their lives in the water and later move to land. An amphibian changes from a tadpole to a frog or toad.
4The Leaf ToadIs classified as an amphibian because it is a cold-blooded animal. It has brown bumpy skin and it breathes through gills when it is a tadpole. Then it breathes with his lungs when it is an adult.
5AppearanceToads have poison glands called parotids. Toads have no teeth and most toads have bumpy wart skin. The females toads are larger than the male toads.
6Animal AdaptationThe leaf toad has brown bumpy skin to blend in with it’s surroundings.
7Behavior and Social Habits Leaf toads like to return to water to lay eggsThey prefer thick forest with ground covered by leavesThey go to slow moving streams to breed
8Other behavior characteristics are: They eat a variety of invertebrate animalsThey eat almost anything they can catchThey hunt by sitting still and waiting for something to come by…then they ambush it
9Leaf Toad AdaptationsThe leaf toads color helps him blend into his surroundings.Because he has a bumpy texture on his skin many other animals do not notice him.Although he has lungs he can stay under water for a long time and sometimes this helps him avoid his predators.
10The Leaf Toad ReportI hope you like my slide show.