Yellow-bellied Toad

The Yellow-bellied Toad is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Yellow-Bellied Toad (Bombina variegata) belongs to the order of Anura, the archaeobatrachial family of Bombinatoridae, and to the genus of fire-bellied toads. More

Yellow-bellied toads inhabit all kinds of forests, meadows, grasslands, and glades, where they occur in lakes, ponds, swamps, rivers, streams (even those with fast currents), and springs. More

The yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata) is an entirely European species which occurs as several geographically divided subspecies (see table I). Although a small toad it is slightly larger and more stockily built than B.bombina with the forearms in particular being quite muscular. More

Yellow-bellied Toad Oriental Fire-bellied Toad, Bombina orientalis * Bombina bombina Linnaeus, 1761 : European Fire-bellied Toad * Bombina fortinuptialis Tian & Wu, 1978 : Guangxi Fire-bellied Toad, Large-spined Bell Toad * Bombina More

* The yellow-bellied toad, Bombina variegata, comes from shallow water areas in central and southern Europe. More

other anurans Yellow-bellied toads usually live in or near the water from spring to autumn. Yellow-bellied toads are satisfied with very small waters for spawning, often even with water-filled car tracks. More

The yellow-bellied toad is an amphibian closely bound to areas of water. Originally the species typically lived along brooks and rivers. It settled there dependent on the flood dynamic of temporary and continuously shifting small bodies of water. More

Yellow-bellied toad on hohenfels = Yellow-bellied toad on hohenfels by U.S. Army Environmental Command.A yellow-bellied toad, about the size of a quarter or a Euro coin, suns itself next to a puddle formed by a tank track on Hohenfels, Germany. More

The Yellow-bellied Toad is 28-56 mm long and slightly depressed. It may weigh 2.3-12 g. The snout is rounded. Above, the skin is densely covered in tubercles with black horny spines. More

The Yellow-bellied toad was first described by Linnaeus in 1758, the scientific name of this species is Bombina variegata. Bombina from Latin meaning 'hum' from their call. More

Appenine yellow-bellied toad in water© Jan Van Der Voort Appenine yellow-bellied toad, lateral view© Andreas & Christel Nöllert Appenine yellow-bellied toad, lateral view© Claudio Pia Appenine yellow-bellied toad, anterior view© Claudio Pia Appenine yellow-bellied More

Information on the Appenine yellow-bellied toad is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Authentication - This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. More

Yellow-Bellied Toad (Bombina variegata) is also seen on sale – and it too will thrive in similarly watery surroundings. More

Yellow-bellied toads mainly forage for food on land and eat a variety of terrestrial arthropods, including beetles, spiders, flies, and ants. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY In the spring these toads leave hibernation and migrate to waters. More

Physical characteristics: The yellow-bellied toad is most known for its bright yellow to yellow-orange underside, which is marked with black. The amount of black differs from individual to individual. Some may have an almost completely black belly, and others may be almost completely yellow. More

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Order : Anura
Family : Bombinatoridae
Genus : Bombina
Species : variegata
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)