Bumble Bee Toad

Bumble Bee Toad

The Bumble Bee Toads are small toads endemic to Argentina, and are known for their brightly colored skin. They are popular in the pet trade. They have two recognized subspecies.

Scientific Name Melanophryniscus stelzneri

Classification – Melanophryniscus

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Males up to 1 inch, females 2.5-3 inches

Life Expectancy – 10 or more years in captivity

Mating Season  Rainy season

Special Features  The whole body is solid pitch black in color with bright yellow irregular dotted patterns

Social Structure – Lives in pair during breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Throughout Argentina

Natural Habitat – Humid regions close to ponds, lakes and other still or slow-moving water bodies

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Exclusively insects and worms

Predators – Large frogs and snakes