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European Fire Bellied Toad

European fire bellied toad is a species of toad native to Europe.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Archaeobatrachia
    Family Bombinatoridae
    Genus Bombina
    Scientific Name Bombina bombina


    Size 2.6 to 6 cm
    Weight 2 to 13.9 g
    Color  Gray, brown or green upper surface with black spots; orange to bright red bellies with black stripes and bars
    Distribution Central and eastern Europe
    Habitat Marshy or grassy wetlands in lowland areas often along river valleys with small, shallow temporary  ponds and lakes
    Diet Insects, earthworms, millipedes, mollusks, spiders
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Foxes, snakes, birds
    Breeding Season April to July/August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 5 days
    Metamorphosis Period 5 to 12 weeks
    Reproductive Age 1 to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 1st 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 8th April 2017.

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