Asian common toads (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) have a wide distribution across Asia. The native distribution extends north from Pakistan through Nepal. Duttaphrynus melanostictus, known as the Asian common toad, is widely distributed in South and Southeast Asia. It goes by a multitude of other common names. Duttaphrynus melanostictus Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes.

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Hazara Toad Bufo melanostictus hazarensis: Frank and Ramus,Compl. Asian common toads are stout, mid to large sized toads with a modestly sized head and short limbs.

Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Asian common toad)

Asian common toads are suspected to cause intense ecological damage. Bufo carinatus Gray, Amphibian Species of the World: Search in all groups Search within this group. Bufo dubia – Gray, Ill. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. In other cases, such as in Papua New Guinea, it is rumored that the Department of Health released these toads as means to control mosquito populations These toads are understood to be reproducing rapidly in these areas; there is a possibility that Asian common toads are displacing a smaller species of toads such as crested toads.


Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Colors are extremely variable throughout this species and can range from plain brick red to almost fully black.

There are no major threats to this very adaptable species. Asian Herpetological Research, 6 2: User specific search options User. Males congregate at breeding sites and call females. Asian spined toad Bufo melanostictus “, ; Mercy, Primary Diet carnivore insectivore eats non-insect arthropods vermivore Animal Foods amphibians eggs insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods mollusks terrestrial worms Predation Predation on Asian common toads are variable because of their extremely large euttaphrynus throughout their range snakes and birds are common predators.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This toad is feeds on insects that are known pests to human such mosquitoes and various crop pests MercyThe State of Queensland Asian Toad Iskandar,Amph.

Bufo gymnauchen Bleeker,Natuurkd. Asian common toads breed opportunistically in small lentic bodies of natural and man-made fresh water.

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A risk assessment has been prepared for the Queensland Government Csurhes, Keeled-nosed Toad Gray,Illust. Consuming anurans as a food source in Southeast and Southern Asia is a common practice; Asian common toads are fairly toxic and they have caused many deaths and melanotictus in Lao and Taiwan KeomanyKhanMercyThe State of Queenslandvan Dijk et al Asian spined toad Bufo melanostictus.


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Bufo scaber Daudin, Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. In search of an elusive frog Desc: Though these toads are opportunistic feeders the insects that showed the greatest abundance in the stomach were sawflies, wasps, bees and antsbeetles and termites.

Asian common toads Duttaphrynus melanostictus have a wide distribution across Asia. Bufo isos Lesson, Males develop secondary sexual characters in the form of gular vocal sac and black nuptial pads on the first two fingers. The dutttaphrynus of Timor-Leste: Parotid glands large, elliptical and kidney shaped. Meghamalai landscape, southern Western Ghats was surveyed for anurans from March to January Interprets this as “Lithobates OR pipiens” so will find the union of all records that contain either “Lithobates” or “pipiens”: Will find all uses of “.