Common toad

The Common 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 common toad (Bufo bufo) or European toad is widespread throughout Europe, with the exception of Ireland and some Mediterranean islands. Its easterly range extends to Irkutsk in Siberia and its southerly range includes parts of northwestern Africa in the northern mountains of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. More

the common toad walks instead of hops (the common frog hops). Common toads are also generally darker in appearance that the common frog. More

The Common Toad (Bufo bufo) is also known as the European Toad. Common toads are widespread in mainland Britain, mainly England, Scotland and Wales, however, they are absent from Ireland. More

The common toad is surrounded by a wealth of folklore and superstition (4). It can alter the tone of its skin to suit its surroundings; the upper surface may be brown, greenish or grey, and occasionally features dark markings. More

Common Toad - identification features More

The common toad (also known as the European toad), is a large-sized species of toad that is found throughout Europe. More

A common toad One example of a "toad", Bufo fowleri. A zoomed in photo of a toad A male and female common toad in amplexus. The black strands are eggs. A camouflaged toad Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1986-0423-019, Erdkröte. More

Common toads in Britain IDENTIFYING FEATURES * Adult grows to 5-11cm long. * Dry, warty skin. More

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to Common QuestionsIs the common toad a frog or a toad? It is a toad. The American toad is the common toad. There is also a common frog. Don't get them mixed up! The same is true in the UK: we have common toads which are toads, and common frogs which are frogs. More

The Common Toad is declining in the UK and is not as common as it once was. Like all amphibians it breeds in water but spends much of the rest of the year on land. More

Common toad spawn string© Colin Milkins / Common toad tadpoles© G. I. Bernard / Common toad tadpoles© Rodger Jackman / Common toad tadpole with back legs© Young common toad© www.osfimages. More

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A female common toad camouflaged in soil (Bufo bufo) English: Common Toad Spanish: Sapo común Basque: Apo Catalan: Gripau comú Galician: Sapo común Aragonese: Zapo común Portugese: Sapo comum Family: More

It differs from the Common Toad in having shorter limbs with nearly free toes (which are so short that the toad never hops but proceeds with a running gait) and in usually possessing orange/red warts, green eyes, and a pale yellow line along the middle More

Eurpean common toads have few defenses. They secrete a toxin that makes them unpleasant to predators and sometimes stand up on their toes in a defensive posture. More

Common Toad Common Toads are generally brownish in colour and have rough warty skin. They are more colourful in the breeding season, especially the males which may be yellow or almost red in colour. More

Common toads secrete an irritant from their skin that prevents most predators from wanting to eat them. Unfortunately for the toads however, a few predators, such as grass snakes and hedgehogs, don't seem to be deterred. More

Common toads excavate a shallow burrow that they return to after foraging for prey. They secrete an irritant substance from their skin and puff themselves up to deter predators. More

Common Toads forage exclusively on land, mainly on crawling invertebrates (insects, earthworms). As in other species of toads, consumption of ants is very typical. More

Common Toads eat invertebrates such as insects, larvae, spiders, slugs and worms, which they catch on their sticky tongues. Larger toads may also take slow worms, small grass snakes and harvest mice, which are swallowed alive. More

AK500 Common Toad AK500 Common Toad Pets & Animals YouTube Here’s my first ever Amphibian video of... (more) Here’s my first ever Amphibian video of the common toad. This was another video I took at Center Parcs. More

The Common Toad is a widespread amphibian found throughout Britain although absent from Ireland. It can grow to 8cm, and is generally brown or olive brown and young specimens are often brick coloured. The skin is warty and often appears dry. More

The Common toad was first described by Linnaeus in 1758, the scientific name of this species is Bufo bufo. Bufo from Latin meaning toad. Characteristics This species is characterised by their extremely warty skin. More

The common toad is actually less common than the American toad. Bufo woodhousei grows from 2 to 5 inches in length. It is also called Woodhouse's toad. It mostly eats insects. The common toad breeds from March to July, later than the American toad. More

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-Marek Velechovský -Author: Marek Velechovský
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Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Bufo
Species : bufo
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)