Yellow Bellied Toad

Yellow Bellied Toad

Scientific Name – Bombina variegata

Classification – Bombinatoridae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – 3.5 – 5.5 cm

Average Weight – 2.3-12 g

Life Expectancy – Up to 29 years in captivity

Breeding Season – April to August

Incubation Period – 2 to 4 days

Metamorphosis Period – 41 to 67 days

Special Features – Compact body with a rounded snout; upper surface has many warts; color comprises of gray-brown upper surface with gray-blue to black-blue underside with marked bright yellow to orange spots or patches

Family Unit – Solitary barring the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Europe

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, bushlands, meadows, grasslands, floodplains; found along brooks and rivers and other wetlands

Diet – Aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates

Predators – Not known