Pélobate brun (F); Knoflookpad (NL); Lökgroda (S); Almindelig
løgfrø (DK); Blatnice skvrnitá (CZ)
Central and Eastern Europe in the great plains on sandy soil; western
border from the Netherlands to the Alsace in France. Rare in the Po Valley.
Pupil: , vertical, slit-shaped.
Often the toads look brown yellow marbled, brown spotted on a yellow background,
with a light vertebral line, not extending onto the snout. Ground colour
may be with shades of grey or brown. Between the blackish warts also red
dots are present.
Metatarsal tubercle modified into a large 'spade' (photo)
with which the toad is able to dig itself in backwards rapidly. Between
the eyes there is a well-marked lump. Sometimes having a weak smell of
End of March to end of May, sometimes also from June to middle of
Soft, usually three times "ock-ock-ock", always under water. Prefers
very much vegetated pools, which may be both eutrophic and brackish. Very