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Oriental Fire Bellied Toad

Oriental fire bellied toad is a semi-aquatic amphibian found in Korea, northeast China, Thailand, southern Japan and some parts of Russia. The species is active during the day. In captivity, the creature is known to be aggressive and territorial. Although it is referred to as a toad, it is not a true toad.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bombinatoridae
    Genus Bombina
    Scientific Name Bombina orientalis


    Size 3.5 to 8 cm (1.38 to 3.15 in)
    Color Bright green to brownish-gray upper surface with black mottling; bright reddish-orange to yellow or red underside with dark brown to black mottling
    Distribution Korea, northeastern China, adjacent parts of Russia, Thailand, southern Japan
    Habitat Warm, humid forested regions, river valleys, swampy bushlands, open meadows, close to water bodies like ponds, swamps, streams, springs, lakes, puddles and ditches
    Diet Terrestrial invertebrates including worms, insects and mollusks
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in groups of 1 to 6 individuals generally inside rotten trees, stone piles and leaves
    Predators Predatory birds
    Breeding Season May through middle of August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 40 to 100 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 10 days
    Metamorphosis Period 12 to 14 weeks
    Reproductive Age 9 months of age
    Average Lifespan 15 or more years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 21st 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 4th April 2017.

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