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  Duttaphrynus melanostictus
  Family Name : Bufonidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Synonyms : Bufo melanostictus

  Common Names : Asian Toad

 
Asian Toad
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body robust, hind limbs relatively short and slender with highly reduced webbing. Skin distinctly warty, body and limbs grey to yellowish brown above. Raised, long, oval-shaped gland (paratoid glands) along the side of head behind the eye. Two black low ridges on top of head. Tadpoles small (about one cm) and blackish.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Nocturnal and insectivorous.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, common almost everywhere. Widely distributed in Southeast Asia.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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