Frogs and Toads of Scotland

Frogs and Toads of Scotland

Scotland is only home to one frog species and two toad species.


Ranidae – True Frog family

European Common Brown Frog (Rana temporaria)

Common Name: European Brown Frog
Scientific Name: Rana temporaria

The European Common Brown Frog is the most common frog in Europe. It has smoother skin compared to the toads.


Bufonidae – True Toad family

Nattarjack Toad(Epidalea calamita)

Common Name: Nattarjack Toad
Scientific Name: Epidalea calamita
Location: Dumfriesshire coast

The Nattarjack Toad has a bright yellow stripe down its back that the Common Toad lacks.

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Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

Common Name: Common Toad
Scientific Name: Bufo bufo
Location: Throughout

The Common Toad is more common than the Nattarjack Toad as well as larger.

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