European Fire Bellied Toad

European Fire Bellied Toad

Scientific Name – Bombina bombina

Classification – Bombinatoridae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – 2.6 to 6 cm

Average Weight – 2 to13.9 g

Life Expectancy – More than 10 years

Breeding Season – April to August

Incubation Period – 2 to 5 days

Metamorphosis Period – 5 to 12 weeks

Special Features – Color ranges from gray, brown or green with dark spots on the upper surface with orange to red underside with black bars or small white spots; slightly bumpy skin with well webbed hind feet; upper skin contains numerous low tubercles with black horny spines

Family Unit – Solitary except during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Europe

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Marshy or grassy wetlands in lowland areas

Diet – Insects, millipedes, spiders, mollusks, earthworms

Predators – Foxes, snakes, birds