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  • Belarusian
    • Жарлянка чырванабрухая
  • Russian
    • Краснобрюхая жерлянка
  • Scientific Names
    • Bombina bombina
  • English
    • European Fire-Bellied Toad
  • German
    • Rotbauchunke
  • Italian
    • Ululone dal ventre rosso

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What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

rudicerny

Date

June 4, 2016 09:23 PM SAST

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European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

rudicerny

Date

June 4, 2016 07:09 PM SAST

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European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

rudicerny

Date

June 4, 2016 03:46 PM SAST

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European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

rudicerny

Date

June 4, 2016 10:20 AM SAST

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What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

katya

Date

October 24, 2015 01:31 PM EEST

Description

The distribution area is concentrated in Eastern and Central Europe; North-West, it ranges up to southern Sweden, Denmark, in the South to Bulgaria.
"Fire-bellied" is derived from the brightly coloured red- or yellow-and-black patterns on the toads' ventral regions, which act as aposematic coloration, a warning to predators of the toads' reputedly foul taste. The other parts of the toads' skins are green or dark brown.
If attacked by a vertebrate on land the European fire-bellied toad makes a hollow-back and lifts its four legs so that the ventral warning colour is displayed. The combination of dark and red is a learned signal meaning “attention poison” to the enemy.
Ареал - Центральная и Восточная Европа (до Урала), в Западной Европе популяция значительно снижена.
В случае опасности на суше жерлянки подворачивают на изогнутую спину лапы, демонстрируя ярко окрашенную нижнюю часть тела, предупреждая о своей ядовитости. Это оборонительное поведение называют «рефлексом жерлянки», хотя встречается оно и у других бесхвостых амфибий. Жерлянки не ядовиты для человека, хотя в их коже содержатся бактерицидные пептиды. Срок жизни обычно около 15 лет.

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What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

rudicerny

Date

July 17, 2015 04:47 PM SAST

Description

Šáchovec, forest pond, unfortunately very remaining frogs

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What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

danieleseglie

Date

July 1, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

1 adulto, alcune larve

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European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

markkir

Date

October 4, 2014

Description

Found more then one.

Status: Endangered in Austria

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Square

What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

glhans

Date

September 5, 2014 09:00 PM PDT

Description

he jumped off a wall right next to dinner table on patio when we had guests. we were on third bottle of wine, but I grabbed camera anyway, took flash shot, and took him to safe area to release, thinking it was just a young western toad. (we live next to Griffith Park). Now that I downloaded photos off camera, I have no clue.

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What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

dominic

Date

August 11, 2014

Description

The tank had both oriental and European fire belly toads. I was lucky enough to get pictures of both of them.

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Square

What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

allanfinlayson

Date

May 5, 2012

Description

see photo

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Square

What

European Fire-Bellied Toad Bombina bombina

Observer

sindic

Date

June 3, 2010
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Description from Wikipedia

The European Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina bombina) is a fire-bellied toad native to mainland Europe.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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