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Harlequin Frogs True Toads and Relatives: Bufonidae - True Toads, Harlequin Frogs, Their Relatives, And People

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People have been interested in toads for many, many years, and they have written about toads in many, many books, especially make-believe children's books. Children find living toads interesting, in part because usually the toads are quite simple to catch. People should, however, be careful not to put their hands into their mouths after touching a toad until they have washed their hands. This is good practice after handling any animal. Toads are not hunted for food, but some toads are common in the pet trade.

BELLY TO BELLY

Most toads, as well as other frogs, mate with the male on the female's back in a piggyback position. The female lays her eggs at the same time that the male releases a fluid that contains microscopic cells called sperm. The sperm and eggs mix, and the eggs start to grow. Malcolm's Ethiopian toads have their own style. The male and female mate belly to belly. Instead of the sperm mixing with the eggs after they leave the female's body, the sperm mixes with them while they are still inside her body. She lays the eggs later, long after the male has left.

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