10 Facts About Fire-Bellied Toad

Fire-Bellied Toad

The fire-bellied toad is one of the most common amphibians in its primary range, oriental fire-bellied toads are found in northeastern China, Korea, southern Japan, and southern parts of Russia.

These toads are highly aquatic and usually seen in slow-moving streams and ponds. They sleep from late September to May, sheltering in decaying logs, leaf piles, and sometimes at the bottom of streams.

Let’s know some interesting facts about fire-bellied toad:-

The size of fire-bellied toads ranges from 3.8 to 6.3 cm (1.5 to 2.5 in.).

The average weight of a fire-bellied toad is near about 28 to 56 g (1 to 2 oz.).

Males can be characterized by females by their normally rougher backs and thicker forearms.

Its stomach is red or orange-red.

Females plop approximately 40–70 eggs, assembled to submersed plants, rocks, or sticks.

The average lifespan ranges from 20 years to 30 years.

Fire-bellied toads are exothermic (cold-blooded) amphibians.

Fire-bellied toads possess permeable skin and react quickly to changes in the environment.

The toad is aquatic in the months of spring and summer.

They usually feed on small insects, worms, and mollusks.