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Common Toad

Common toad is a species of toad found in large parts of Europe, western region of North Asia and parts of northwest Africa. The species is mainly nocturnal. The toad contains toxins in its skin.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Bufo
    Scientific Name Bufo bufo


    Other Names European toad
    Size Around 15 cm (6 in)
    Weight 0.7 to 2.8 oz
    Color Grayish-brown with white or gray underside
    Distribution Large parts of Europe, western region of North Asia, small parts of northwestern Africa
    Habitat Coniferous, deciduous and mixed forest particularly in damp locations, open countryside, copses, fields, parks and gardens, also occurs in dry areas
    Diet Insects, larvae, slugs, worms, spiders
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Foxes, grass snakes, hedgehogs
    Breeding Season March to June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3000 to 6000 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 3 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period Around 12 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan In wild: 20 to 40 years
    In captivity: More than 50 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 15th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 5th May 2017.

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