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Asian common toad

Duttaphrynus (Bufo) melanostictus


"One of the commonest of true toads in Southeast Asia, it occurs in a variety of habitats in both rural and urban areas. It ranges from Sri Lanka to Southern China, and down through Thailand, West Malaysia and Singapore to western Indonesia and the island of Borneo," but is an invasive in New Guinea. "There is considerable colour variation, but the species is easily identified by the presence of pronounced paratoid glands (a raised ridge behind the eye) and the lines of warts along the back and sides."


Spotted in a large semi-urban yard & garden, with a nearby disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks Emily! And a belated thanks to Meik!

EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Great shots! What a face!

Meik 7 years ago

Nice picture, great facial expression.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thank you!

CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Oh so adorable. A really great shot! I can't wait to take my first photos of frogs and toads. I love this one!


Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50

Spotted on Dec 15, 2011
Submitted on Dec 16, 2011

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