The female has olive green or light brown skin with darker green speckles joining to form two lines on each side of it's spine. The male also has olive green skin covered in spots.
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
|Great Crested Newt||Triturus cristatus||
The Great Crested Newt is Britain's largest newt and also it's most threatened. They appear... more
|Common Toad||Bufo bufo||
Common toads are tail-less amphibians that have warty skin with distinct elongated bulges behind... more
|Palmate Newt||Triturus helveticus||
The female has olive green or light brown skin with darker green speckles joining to form two... more
|Pool Frog||Pelophylax lessonae||
This frog became extinct in Britain in the late 1990s and has recently been reintroduced from... more