Scientific Name: Bombina
Colour: Black, Green, Grey, Brown, Yellow, Orange, Red
Life Span: 10 - 15 years
Predator: Foxes, Snakes, Birds
Prey: Insects, Worms, Spiders
Size (L): 4cm - 7cm (1.5in - 3in)
Weight: 20g - 80g (0.7oz - 2.8oz)
Top Speed: 8km/h (5mph)
Habitat: Forests, jungle and marshes
The fire-bellied toad is small to medium-sized species of toad that is found naturally across mainland Europe and northern and central Asia. The fire-bellied toad is most commonly known for the brightly-coloured markings on its body, which are predominantly found on the underside of the fire-bellied toad.
The fire-bellied toad is found close to water in a variety of different habitats. Forest, woodland, temperate rainforests, marshlands, swamps and even farmland, often provides the perfect home for the fire-bellied toad. The fire-bellied toad also spends a great deal of time in water from tiny freshwater, mountain streams to large slow-flowing rivers and lakes.
There are eight different species of fire-bellied toad found throughout Europe and Asia. Despite varying slightly in size and colour, the different species of fire-bellied toad all look fairly similar having bumpy skin, webbed toes and eyes on the top of their heads. The different species of fire-bellied toad of so similar that two in particular are able to interbreed and produce fertile offspring.
The skin colour of the fire-bellied toad depends on the species but can range from brown to yellow, to green, to orange and even white. The skin of the fire-bellied toad is known to be toxic to some animals including humans.