Toad, any squat, rough-skinned, tailless amphibian of the order Anura, and especially a member of the family Bufonidae. The true toads (Bufo), with more than 300 species, are found worldwide except in Australia, Madagascar, polar regions, and Polynesia, though Bufo marinus has been introduced into Australia and some South Pacific islands. Toad (third-person singular simple present toads, present participle toading, simple past and past participle toaded) ( Internet, informal, transitive ) To expel (a user ) permanently from a MUD or similar system, so that their account is deleted.
Toad Data Point; Toad DevOps Toolkit; Toad Edge; Toad for Oracle; Toad for SQL Server; Identity & Access Management. Active Roles; Cloud Access Manager; Identity Manager; Password Manager; Privileged Access Suite for Unix; One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords; Starling Identity Analytics & Risk Intelligence; Starling Two-Factor. The Toad is the main antagonist of DreamWorks' 13th full-length animated feature film Flushed Away, which is also Aardman's 3rd feature film. He is the leader and boss of his henchrats, Spike and Whitey, and his younger cousin Le Frog, and Roddy and Rita 's archenemy.
|Original author(s)||Jim McDaniel|
|Written in||Various (depending on the database used)|
|Type||Database management tools|
Toad is a database management toolset from Quest Software for managing relational and non-relational databases using SQL aimed at database developers, database administrators, and data analysts. The Toad toolset runs against Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2 (LUW & z/OS), SAP and MySQL. A Toad product for data preparation supports many data platforms.
A practicing Oracle DBA, Jim McDaniel, designed Toad for his own use in the mid-1990s. He called it Tool for Oracle Application Developers, shortened to 'TOAD'. McDaniel initially distributed the tool as shareware and later online as freeware.
Quest Software acquired TOAD in October 1998. Quest Software itself was acquired by Dell in 2012 to form Dell Software. In June 2016, Dell announced the sale of their software division, including the Quest business, to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation. On October 31, 2016, the sale was finalized. On November 1, 2016, the sale of Dell Software to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management was completed, and the company re-launched as Quest Software.
- Connection Manager - Allow users to connect natively to the vendor’s database whether on-premise or DBaaS.
- Browser - Allow users to browse all the different database/schema objects and their properties effective management.
- Editor - A way to create and maintain scripts and database code with debugging and integration with source control.
- Unit Testing (Oracle) - Ensures code is functionally tested before it is released into production.
- Static code review (Oracle) - Ensures code meets required quality level using a rules-based system.
- SQL Optimization - Provides developers with a way to tune and optimize SQL statements and database code without relying on a DBA. Advanced optimization enables DBAs to tune SQL effectively in production.
- Scalability testing and database workload replay - Ensures that database code and SQL will scale properly before it gets released into production.
- Toad Pocket Reference for Oracle plsql 1st Edition by Jim McDaniel and Patrick McGrath, O'Reilly, 2002 (ISBN0596003374, ISBN978-0-596-00337-1)
- Toad Pocket Reference for Oracle 2nd Edition by Jeff Smith, Bert Scalzo, and Patrick McGrath, O'Reilly, 2005 (ISBN0596009712, ISBN978-0-596-00971-7)
- TOAD Handbook by Bert Scalzo and Dan Hotka, Sams, 2003 (ISBN0672324865, ISBN978-0-672-32486-4)
- TOAD Handbook 2nd Edition by Bert Scalzo and Dan Hotka, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2009 (ISBN0321649109, ISBN978-0-321-64910-2).
- ^Scalzo, Bert; Hotka, Dan (February 2003). Toad Handbook. Developer's Library. Jim McDaniel. Sams Publishing. p. xiv. ISBN978-0-672-32486-4. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
I've been working on TOAD now for more than six years. Or has it been seven?
- ^'Quest Software's Acquisitions'. Dell Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- ^'Dell to Acquire Quest Software'. www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- ^'Quest Software, its Toad tool leaping over to Dell'. SearchOracle. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
- ^Miller, Ron. 'Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management'. TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- ^'Quest Launches as an Independent Software Company Backed by Francisco Partners and Elliott Management'. www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- Quest Software Toad company website
Toads have bumps, right? And frogs are smooth. Perhaps this is how you were taught to tell the difference between a frog and a toad. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were actually this simple?
That way if a bumpy creature hopped across the trail in front of you, you would know with confidence
In this instance, is it a toad or a frog paying you a visit?
Unfortunately, as you’ve probably picked up by now, bumpy skin alone is not an identifying feature for toads.
So, what exactly are the differences between a toad and a frog? Well, in reality, nothing.
Scientifically speaking, toads are frogs are not classified into specific taxonomical groups.
However, in casual settings, distinctions are made between the frog and the toad with the idea that all toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads. Toads have unique features that make them distinct from the main frog category.
Clear as mud? Keep reading to find out what makes a toad a toad and not just another frog.Table of Contents
Frogs vs. Toads Differences Difference #1: Skin
As noted above, frogs and toads are often over-simplified into categories of bumpy or not bumpy skin. However, at first glance, some frogs with bumpy skin look like toads!
An excellent example of this is the South American Horned Frog, also called
The Pac-Man Frog, like all other frogs, has smooth, moist-looking skin. If you hold one, they will usually feel a little slimy. This is due to a waxy secretion that keeps their skin from drying out and even acts as a microfungal and microbial layer to keep them healthy.
While the skin has this smooth look, that doesn’t mean it can’t have bumps! You see, the smoothness comes from the sheen of moist skin.
A toad’s skin is drier, wartier, and more waterproof, indicating their preferred habitat along fields, in woods, and in gardens.
This adaptation means that the toad can live in drier locations whereas the frog must live near damp locations.
Difference #2: Eggs
If you are lucky enough to see a toad or frog laying eggs, this will definitively tell you which amphibian you are viewing.
A toad lays its eggs in long strings or lines. They might possibly be wrapped in the tall grass around a body of water or over some leaves. This makes them very hard to spot.
In comparison, the frog lays its eggs in large, round clusters on top of the water’s surface. They are much easier to see.
And if you peer closely you’ll see black spots, which are the embryos inside the eggs. This translucency allows the embryos to gather more heat from the sun.
Another tell-tale sign they are frog eggs is if there is a male frog hovering nearby. In
On the contrary, the toads abandon their young trusting that their offensive secretions will be enough to repel predators.
Difference #3: Body Shape
Frogs tend to be nimbler than toads. This gives them a body that is longer and leaner, enabling them to move quickly both in and out of the water.
When their hind leg is stretched to full length it will be longer than the head and the body combined. The frog, therefore, has the ability to take leaps farther than the length of its own body.
On the flip side, toads hardly look like athletes. They have stout bodies that are used more for crawling than the long leaps associated with frogs.
Their legs are generally not longer than their bodies and they tend to prowl around on the ground instead of jumping from one location to the next.
Body shape is more of a generalization for toads and frogs and is one of the first thing people look at when deciphering whether an amphibian is a toad or a frog.
In some cases, like the Pac Man frog, it is hard to tell which necessitates other features (such as skin’s appearance) needing to be studied.⭐️Fun Fact: Chance is, you probably don’t know how frogs are able to jump so high. Well, until recently scientists didn’t either! That is until a study at Brown University found that the tendons within their legs coil up like springs and launch them into the air similar to that of a catapult.
Frogs vs. Toads Similarities
Note: It’s important to acknowledge that because frogs and toads are essentially the same creatures, their similarities are far beyond what can be encompassed in this article.
However, with this being said, below are 3 key similarities everyone should be well aware of!
Similarity #1: Classification
For the science nerds, all frogs and toads fall under the same
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- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Sub phylum: Vertebrata
- Group: Gnathostomata
- Class: Amphibia
- Clade: Salientia
- Order: Anura
From here, the family category can be either
What this means for the layperson is that after eons of scientific research, the powers that be have determined that biologically frogs and toads are the same species. This means that they have more in common than they don’t.
Similarity #2: Glandular skin
Toads and frogs both have glands that give off secretions. These glands are located primarily along the head and back, but the kind of secretions they give off can vary…
Both toads and frogs give off secretions that can range from off-putting to poisonous. This helps repel predators.
Fast-acting poisonous glands may cause predators to drop the frog or toad. On the contrary, slow-acting poisonous glands may teach the predator to avoid that species in the future.⭐️Fun Fact: The difference between poisonous and venomous creatures is that one is dangerous if you touch it and the other is dangerous if you are bitten. For example, if you touch a poisonous frog you will feel the effects of its poison. With a venomous snake, you need to be bitten (not touched) to experience the negative effects.
Water-loving frogs will have more mucous secretions that dry land frogs and the same is true for toads.
Frogs and toads both shed their skin periodically and then consume it to remove any trace that they were in the area. This is called
This very phenomenon is also what is believed to allow frogs and toads to reabsorb nutrients and to keep the permeable nature of the skin by preventing it from becoming hard or rigid.
Some frogs will shed their skin as often as every day. Most amphibians shed their skin more frequently than reptiles like snakes.
To date, there are NO known venomous toad species. However, there are two known species of venomous frogs, Bruno’s casque-headed frog, and Greening’s frog.
Both frogs are found in the Brazilian Caatinga scrublands and have skull spines that inject venom into their victims. These frogs will cause you A LOT of pain but are not usually lethal to humans.
Similarity #3: Diet and Feeding
Both frogs and toads have similar feeding habits.
Since they are found on every continent except Antarctica, their habitats are extremely varied. This means that their diets are also varied, but what is consistent is that the frogs and toads eat a carnivorous diet.
Frogs and toads typically catch their prey with long sticky tongues.
Some frogs have teeth called maxillary or vomerine teeth that help hold the prey still. These teeth are only on the roof of the mouth and do not function for chewing capacities.
Another similarity is that frogs and toads tend to
Since food is not masticated or chewed, the size of the prey depends on the size of the frog. They are typically known for catching flies out of the air, but these are not the only things frogs and toads eat…
Most small to medium frogs and toads (or those you’d be
However, it might surprise you to learn that the largest frogs and toads will eat small mice, baby turtles, small frogs, and baby snakes!
Additionally, many frogs and toads will starve even if they are surrounded by dead insects because they NEED to sense motion to understand that what surrounds them is food.
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However, many frogs kept in captivity have adapted to eating fresh-killed or preserved food.
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Wrapping Up Toads Versus Frogs
Frogs and toads are the same species and therefore have more commonalities than they do differences. However, by identifying toads as a sub-group the average person can easily narrow down or identify species they find in the wild.
The common attributes, like dry skin and short legs, give a clue to the amphibian’s behavior and natural habitat.
Frogs and toads have many fascinating overlapping qualities. For example, they both absorb water through their bellies in an area called the “drinking patch.”
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They both use their eyes to swallow, which is why you may see them blinking hard when they eat.
With the exception of a few toad species that have live births, they both take between seven and 10 days for their eggs to hatch into tadpoles, at which point it’s very hard to tell them apart until they get a bit older.
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Whichever amphibian you are observing, they are guaranteed to entertain you with their fascinating behavior and intriguing qualities.