Common Toad

Bufo bufo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Adult toads have copper eyes and rough, warty skin that varies from olive-brown to dark brown in colour. They walk or crawl rather than hop with their short hind legs. Eggs are laid in long double strings amongst aquatic plants, with tadpoles emerging from around 10 days.

Common Toad

Identification

Adult toads have copper eyes and rough, warty skin that varies from olive-brown to dark brown in colour. They walk or crawl rather than hop with their short hind legs. Eggs are laid in long double strings amongst aquatic plants, with tadpoles emerging from around 10 days.

FAMILY

Bufonidae

LATIN NAME

Bufo bufo

TYPE

Amphibians

Widespread across the UK, migrating back to their breeding ponds in the spring. They can be found in woodlands, gardens and grassland throughout the rest of the year.

Farmland, Garden, Grassland, Wetlands, Woodland

Invertebrates and smaller amphibians.

They can be seen from spring to autumn. Common Toads overwinter burrowed in mud or compost, coming out to look for food on milder days.

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
LENGTH (CM)

8-13

WEIGHT (G)

80

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

4 years

iucn Status
lc

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