16 April 2013

The toads have arrived!

The majority of common toads (Bufo bufo) have finally reached their water bodies, much later than normal.
Common toads tend to breed in large water bodies. Their obvious black shoaling tadpoles have bufotoxins in their skin, which allows them to cohabit with fish
Lots of gaps in toad records!
Please do take a look in your local ponds and submit any amphibian and reptile records to the Wales Online Amphibian and Reptile Atlas - http://www.welshdragons.org

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