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Fire Belly Toads and Video Game


Fire Belly Toad: By Marc Vogt and Joshua Sherman

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© leapfrog1 Two Fire Belly Toads in Water

Scientific Name: Bombina orientalis 

Common Name: Fire Belly Toad

Description: Warty, aquatic toads with flattened bodies that may have a brightly colored belly. The skin can secrete poison which helps them fight off predators. Can have a life span of up to 15 Years.Can be found in Siberia, Thailand, China, and Korea.

© leapfrog1 Two Fire Belly Toads Mating

Habitat: Ponds, marshes, stony mountain streams, shallow pools, and rock crevices. 

Size: Two to two and a half inches long.

Diet: Crickets, mealworms, and waxworms. Some large Fire Belly Toads have been observed eating pinkie mice.

Mating: The male to female ratio can be as bad as 10:1. If a female is present and she is ready to breed, she will swim around with a male on her back and the eggs will be attached singularly or in small groups to plants, rocks, roots or whatever can be found in the water. A female may produce more than two hundred eggs on underwater vegetation or on the bottom of a pond. Their breeding season is from late spring through midsummer. Most breeding happens at night.   


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Lissamphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bombinatoridae
Genus: Bombina
Species: orientalis

Number of genera and species: Two genera and ten species

Behavior: Active during the day. If being attacked by a predator, the Fire Belly Toad will quickly flash its brightly colored belly to the predator, scaring the predator. They are highly secretive and spend most of their time hiding under rocks and streams. They float for hours on the leaves at the surface of a pond and are very alert. In winter they leave the water entirely.  

Significance to scientists: They are common laboratory amphibians and are used for embryology and physiology.    

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Information on the Internet


Cochran, Doris M. (1961). Living Amphibians of the World (pages 53-55)

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (2003) Second Edition Volume 6 (pages 83-88)

Kindersley, Dorling (2000). Animal Encyclopedia by Dorling 2000 (p. 182)

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