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European Green Toad

European green toad is a species of toad occurring in continental Europe, Asia and North Africa. The species has the ability to change its color in response to light and temperature changes. Females are larger than males.



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


    Size Up to 6 in
    Color Green to dark brown or sometimes red spots on the back with white or lightly colored belly
    Distribution Continental Europe, Asia, North Africa
    Habitat Steppes, mountainous areas, semi-deserts, urban areas
    Diet A wide variety of insects and invertebrates, mainly crickets, small butterflies, earthworms, meal worms, beetles, moths, and caterpillars
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Breeding Season February to July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 9,000 to 15,000 eggs
    Average Lifespan 7 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 29th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 8th April 2017.

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