Asiatic Toad


Common name : Chusan Island toad

Scientific name : Bufo gargarizans

Family : Bufonidae

Native to : East Asia

Interesting fact : The toxin derived from its body is used in ancient Chinese medicine and is gaining popularity in modern medicine too.

Conservation status : Least Concern

They are identified by their warts which have spines on their ends. The dry skin is grey or brown without much patterning. These toads avoid dense forests and are found on grasslands and humid areas. They consume insects such as Coleoptera and Hymenoptera. Hibernation occurs both on land and in water bodies. They live for  6 to 7 years.

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