Bufotes viridis

 

Common name: the European Green Toad

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

Size: up to 48-120 mm

Description: prominent parotoid glands behind the eyes, upperside is tuberculate, grayish or olive with green spots and red points, underside is grayish or white

Habitat: forests, forest steppes, steppes, semi-deserts, deserts and urban areas

Activity: nocturnal, timing of hibernation varies through the range

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: breeding period lasts from February to July depending on location. Eggs are laid into the water and arranged in 1-2 rows

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