Common toads are tail-less amphibians that have warty skin with distinct elongated bulges behind their eyes, called parotoid glands. Common toads tend to walk rather than jump.
British Amphibians on Wild About Britain include UK species of frogs, toads, newts, frog spawn and tadpoles, with amphibians from the Natterjack Toad and Common Frog to the Great Crested Newt.
Encyclopedia of British Amphibians
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Common Frog||Rana temporaria||
The adults are similar but the female is larger with white granulations on the flanks giving the... more
|Common Toad||Bufo bufo||
Common toads are tail-less amphibians that have warty skin with distinct elongated bulges behind... more
|Great Crested Newt||Triturus cristatus||
The Great Crested Newt is Britain's largest newt and also it's most threatened. They appear... more
|Marsh Frog||Pelophylax ridibundus||
Adults up to 15cm rarely up to 18. the largest native European frog, big, robust and sometimes... more
|Pool Frog||Pelophylax lessonae||
This frog became extinct in Britain in the late 1990s and has recently been reintroduced from... more