Frog of the Week

Amboli Toad (Xanthophryne tigerina)



Common Name: Amboli Toad
Scientific Name: Xanthophryne tigerina
Family:  Bufonidae – True Toad family
Location: India
Size: 1.4 inches or 35.56 mm

Amboli toad (Xanthophryne tigerina) is a member of the true toad family, Bufonidae. Its native to the Western Ghats region of India. They are a medium size toad species, reaching up to 1.4 inches long. They are yellow in color with black stripes. Its also sometimes referred to as the tiger toad because of it. They have no webbing in between their fingers and toes. They were only discovered in 2009.

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