Frog of the Week

Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita)

photo by Piet Spaans

Common Name: Natterjack Toad
Scientific Name: Epidalea calamita
Family: Bufonidae
Location: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom
Size: 3 inches

The Natterjack Toad is widespread across Europe but rare in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The toad emerges from hibernation around March or April and then starts to breed until the start of summer. They are commonly found in sandy areas.


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