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Yellow Bellied Toad

Yellow bellied toad is a rather small species of toad found in Europe. The creature is poisonous.



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


    Size 3.5 – 5.5 cm
    Weight 2.3-12 g
    Color Gray or olive-brown upper surface sometimes with spots; gray-blue to black-blue underside including the inner sides of the  fingers, limbs, and toes, with bright yellow to orange patches or spots
    Distribution Middle and southern Europe
    Habitat Coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, meadows, bushlands, grasslands, floodplains; found in and along ponds, swamps, stream pools, springs, brooks, rivers, reservoirs, and other wetlands
    Diet Aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in burrows, holes, cracks, and under stones and logs
    Breeding Season April to August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 30 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 4 days
    Metamorphosis Period 41-67 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 2nd 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 8th April 2017.

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