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African Common Toad

Amietophrynus gutturalis

Description:

A very clever toad! He understand to take advantage of an evening light and all the insects drawn to it. He just sat there and waither for the bugs to get close enough! Food for minimal effort. Size: about 10 cm. It is a very adaptable species occurring in a wide variety of savannahs, grassland, thickets, and agricultural land. It is able to breed in more or less permanent and semi-permanent standing water. It breeds frequently in garden pools.

Habitat:

Coumpound app. 150 meters from the Indian Ocean

Notes:

When using the flash, the colours of the toad became a bit more redish than I experienced them IRL. This species occurs from extreme southern Somalia (M. Tandy pers. comm.), central and southern Kenya, though Tanzania, southern Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola, south to northern Namibia, northern central and eastern South Africa. It occurs on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba (Tanzania). The boundary between this species and Bufo regularis in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is poorly understood, and the map should be regarded as provisional. It is introduced on Reunion (to France) and Mauritius. Records from southeastern Uganda might refer to Bufo regularis and therefore require confirmation. It ranges from sea level up to at least 1,900m asl. (iucnredlist)

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African Common Toad
Amietophrynus gutturalis African common toad

3 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

I never thought I would call a toad such thing, but here goes: Yes Injica! I agree on cute!

injica
injica 5 years ago

Cutie :))

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Thank you very much for the ID dear!

Mozambique

Lat: -24.51, Long: 35.19

Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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