European Fire-Bellied Toad

Bombina bombina

Identification 4

Belly has spots that don't intrude to the legs and vice versa.

Sound 4

Ecology & Behaviour 4

I call them little pigs. This is because usally I find them in muddy clouded shallow pudles. The frog thrives in lowlands. Specifiaclly in flooded recuringly places, marshes and permanently wet soil. When threatened ,these animals display something called bombina-reflex where they show the red/yellow spots on their legs by bending backwards, thua exposing them to potential preadtors.

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  1. (c) Tom Kirschey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  2. (c) Jakob Fahr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  3. (c) Jakob Fahr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  4. (c) Martin Vohralík, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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