Crapaud calamite (F); Rugstreeppad (NL); Strandpadda (S); Strandtudse
(DK); Ropucha krátkonohá (CZ)
From Western Europe through Central Europe until Southern Scandinavia,
Estonia, Poland, England, and Southwestern Ireland. Only north of the
Alps, here up to 1700 m.
about 4-7 cm;
Pupil: , horizontal elliptic, iris greenish;
Long, nearly unbroken, yellow, dorsal stripe. Walks briskly like a mouse.
The only anuran leaping hardly ever.
Tubercles on underside of hind toes paired.
throat lilac in,
throat white in
Can repeatedly take place during April to July/August.
Loud, can be heard over quite a distance, sounding like a metallic
Natterjack toad Epidalea(Bufo) calamita
Adult Natterjack toad
Prefers shallow, warm, rather bare, also lightly brackish,
rather newly created spawning waters, as these are free of fish and poor
in enemies, e.g. in floodplains and gravel pits; also holes, cart tracks
and other temporary waters.