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Natterjack Toad

Natterjack toad is a species of toad native to Europe. The species is nocturnal. The toad has a very loud and distinctive mating call.

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

    Size 6 to 7 cm
    Weight 4 to 19 g
    Color Green, brown or cream with a distinct yellow line down the middle of the back
    Distribution Large parts of Europe
    Habitat Sand dune systems, lowland heaths, salt marshes, semi-desert, sand and gravel quarries, meadows, gardens, parks, agricultural fields
    Diet Beetles, worms, slugs, snails, spiders
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Otters, foxes, hedgehogs, birds like herons, gulls, and terns
    Breeding Season March to May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1500 to 7500 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 1 week
    Metamorphosis Period 3 to 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 10 to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 26th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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