Frogs and toads are species of tailless
amphibians, with short, squad front legs and muscular hind legs
adapted for hopping or leaping. Their life cycle includes a "tadpole"
phase, in which they appear almost fish-like right out of the egg,
but gradually grow legs and absorb their tail. Adults may stay close
to water their entire lives, or go on to live entirely on land,
depending upon the species.