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|
|Palmate Newt||Triturus helveticus||
The female has olive green or light brown skin with darker green speckles joining to form two... more
|Marsh Frog||Pelophylax ridibundus||
Adults up to 15cm rarely up to 18. the largest native European frog, big, robust and sometimes... more
|Natterjack Toad||Epidalea calamita||
It can be distinguished from other species of toads by the bright yellow line running the length... 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