Frog of the Week

Yellow Bellied Toad (Bombina variegata)

photo by Christian Fischer


Common Name: Yellow Bellied Toad
Scientific Name: Bombina variegata
Family: Bombinatoridae
Location: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Ukraine
Size: 1.3 inches to 2.1 inches or 35-55 mm

The Yellow Bellied Toad is found in Europe. Like the Fire Bellied Toad, they have a brightly colored stomach to show off that they are toxic but its yellow on the bottom.

The Yellow Bellied Toad can live a long time – 15 years in the wild and more than 20 in captivity. They live longer lives because water can be scarce in their environment so they need more time to breed.


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