Bombina bombina

Common name: the European fire-bellied toad

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution:Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine

Size: up to 60 mm

Description: upperside varies from dark-grayish to brown with large dark spots, underside is orange or red with large black spots

Habitat: wetlands, shallow stagnant lakes, ponds, flooded rice fields

Activity: diurnal and nocturnal, hibernation occurs from October to late March

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: breeding period occurs in April-July

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