common toad couple (bufo bufo) during migration
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Toad

The true toads are amphibians in the Bufonidae family. A number of species in other families of Amphibia are commonly referred to as toads. This is because the characteristics that are popularly used to distinguish frogs from toads are not quite the same as those used for scientific classification. more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
FrogFrog
SalamanderSalamander
ToadToad
ArthropodArthropod
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
DogDog
FishFish
MammalMammal
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


The type species of the family Bufonidae is the Common toad, Bufo bufo, and around it cluster a large number of species of the same genus, and some smaller genera. B. bufo is a tailless amphibian of stout build, with a warty skin, and any animal that shares these characteristics is liable to be called a toad, regardless of its location in formal taxonomy.

That the shape of the body is not a safe guide in judging of anuran groups is shown by some true frogs (Rana), which have adapted to burrowing habits, and are absolutely toad-like. The Bufonidae include terrestrial, burrowing, thoroughly aquatic and arboreal types; Rhinophrynus, of Mexico, may be described as an anteater.

Almost all toads have two lumps near the head, called the parotid glands. These glands contain poison, which oozes out if the toad is angered. Some, like cane toads, are more poisonous than others.

The genus Bufo embraces about 250 species, and is represented in nearly every part of the world except the Australian region (with the exception of the introduced Cane Toad, Bufo marinus), Madagascar, and nearly all other isolated islands.

Two species are found in the British Isles: the Common toad, Bufo bufo, and the Natterjack Toad, Bufo calamita. The former is found almost everywhere.

The Natterjack is local to England, the southwest of Scotland, and the west of Ireland. It differs from the Common Toad in having shorter limbs with nearly free toes (which are so short that the toad never hops but proceeds with a running gait) and in usually possessing orange/red warts, green eyes, and a pale yellow line along the middle of the back. It is further remarkable for the very loud croak of the males, produced by a large vocal bladder on the throat which, when inflated, is larger than the head.

The life cycle of a toad involves several stages. Typically adult toads gather in suitable pools, the first to arrive usually being the males. Their croaking may well encourage the females to arrive. A female would wish to avoid arriving at a pond which did not have any males in attendance. Gravid female toads are actively and persistently sought out by males and many males will often try to attach themselves to a single female. This can result in very large masses of toads all clinging to each other with one female at the centre. Such agglomerations of toads can be the size of a soccer ball. Eventually one male will secure solitary possession. Amplexus is the process wherein the male grasps the female while she lays her eggs. At the same time, he fertilizes them with a fluid containing sperm. The dark brown eggs are about 2.0 to 2.8 millimetres in diameter and are covered in an outer shell of gelatinous transparent aterioal which swells in contact with water. The eggs, known as toadspawn hatch into tadpoles or toadpoles. Toads lay their eggs in long strings, forming double files in straight, jelly-like tubes. The tadpole stage develops gradually into an adolescent toadlet, resembling an adult but retaining a vestigial tail. Finally the toadlet develops into an adult toad. Typically, tadpoles are herbivores, feeding mostly on algae, whereas juvenile and adult toads are carnivores.

Most temperate species of toad reproduce in the period between late autumn to early spring. In the UK most Common toad populations produce frogspawn between January and March although there is wide variation in timing. Water temperatures at this time of year are relatively low and typically between four and 10 degrees celsius. Reproducing in these conditions helps the developing tadpoles since dissolved oxygen concentrations in the water are highest at cold temperatures. More importantly, reproducing early in the season ensures that appropriate food is available to the developing toads at the right time.

Most toads eat worms, insects and a range of small invertebrates. The majority of their diet is of terrestrial origin. They hunt mostly at night.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Leap Frog My Discovery Activity Barn w/Lights & Sound 2014 Tested LeapFrog B-AgLeap Frog My Discovery Activity Barn w/Lights & Sound 2014 Tested LeapFrog B-Ag $19.43 Vintage Blue & White Frog Salt and Pepper Shakers Missing Lily pad TrayVintage Blue & White Frog Salt and Pepper Shakers Missing Lily pad Tray $5.00
Climbing Tree Frog Pin ~ Antiqued Pewter ~ Lapel PinClimbing Tree Frog Pin ~ Antiqued Pewter ~ Lapel Pin $9.99 Hank Ballard: Doin' Everything / The Big Frog 45 (instro) SoulHank Ballard: Doin' Everything / The Big Frog 45 (instro) Soul $10.00
(Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #010S Crystal Chartreuse At7105(Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #010S Crystal Chartreuse At7105 $3.25 Art-icles by Arlene Porcelain frog sponge holder. Or plant holder.Art-icles by Arlene Porcelain frog sponge holder. Or plant holder. $13.99
(Lot Of 2) Teckel Honker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #010B Crystal Chartreuse At7705(Lot Of 2) Teckel Honker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #010B Crystal Chartreuse At7705 $6.50 Angela Moore Princess and The Frog Fairy Tale Wood Beaded Bracelet Free ShipAngela Moore Princess and The Frog Fairy Tale Wood Beaded Bracelet Free Ship $15.00
Lot 3 Assorted Men Tie Fun Animal Giraffe Frog Elephant Fun Multi Color NecktiesLot 3 Assorted Men Tie Fun Animal Giraffe Frog Elephant Fun Multi Color Neckties $11.04 Was:  Previous Price $12.99 Toymax Frog Plush 8" Stuffed Animal Unique Light Green With Spots SpotsToymax Frog Plush 8" Stuffed Animal Unique Light Green With Spots Spots $13.00
— K’nex Super Mario Stacked Goombas Extras Gold Bob Bomb Dk Bullet Bill Boo Toad— K’nex Super Mario Stacked Goombas Extras Gold Bob Bomb Dk Bullet Bill Boo Toad $50.00 Lot of 6 vtg Hcs, Follett Beginning Science Books, Frogs Toads Snakes SquirrelsLot of 6 vtg Hcs, Follett Beginning Science Books, Frogs Toads Snakes Squirrels $55.24 Was:  Previous Price $64.99
Wwii German Late War K98 98K Mauser Rifle Bayo Carry Frog-Pebbled LeatherWwii German Late War K98 98K Mauser Rifle Bayo Carry Frog-Pebbled Leather $9.95 Webkinz Bullfrog Frog Toad Green Spots Plush No Code Hs114 Stuffed Lil Kinz GanzWebkinz Bullfrog Frog Toad Green Spots Plush No Code Hs114 Stuffed Lil Kinz Ganz $4.25
Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Squishy Toy with Wizard and Witches Sticker - SealedHarry Potter Chocolate Frog Squishy Toy with Wizard and Witches Sticker - Sealed $6.90 Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Mini Plush Frog Beatrix Potter Vintage 1987Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Mini Plush Frog Beatrix Potter Vintage 1987 $14.99
Juicy Couture Frog Prince Charm For Bracelet Necklace KeychainJuicy Couture Frog Prince Charm For Bracelet Necklace Keychain $69.99 Lot of 3 Halloween Potion Bottles With Corks Lizard Toad BatLot of 3 Halloween Potion Bottles With Corks Lizard Toad Bat $17.75
3X Lunkerhunt bass frog kraken walking frogs 2.5" 3/8oz topwater Three Different3X Lunkerhunt bass frog kraken walking frogs 2.5" 3/8oz topwater Three Different $11.25 vintage Hagen Renaker Frog King with crown small decorative figurinevintage Hagen Renaker Frog King with crown small decorative figurine $12.99
Vintage White Tea Light FrogVintage White Tea Light Frog $7.00 Vtg Heavy Metal Needle Pin Flower Frog In Green Oval Vase Nice ConditionVtg Heavy Metal Needle Pin Flower Frog In Green Oval Vase Nice Condition $4.00
Tree Frog Pair on Branch Jeweled Swarovski Crystal Trinket BoxTree Frog Pair on Branch Jeweled Swarovski Crystal Trinket Box $49.99 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Sprinker Frog 4.5" 5/8Oz #005 Camo(Lot Of 2) Teckel Sprinker Frog 4.5" 5/8Oz #005 Camo $15.50
Ty Retired Legs The Frog 1999 Beanie Babies Plush Toy Nwt 4020Ty Retired Legs The Frog 1999 Beanie Babies Plush Toy Nwt 4020 $14.99 Vintage Mary Demarco Frog & Fly Link Bracelet Lily Pad Stones 7-1/2"Vintage Mary Demarco Frog & Fly Link Bracelet Lily Pad Stones 7-1/2" $25.99
Sonic 1995 - Air Toads - Complete Set of 6 MipSonic 1995 - Air Toads - Complete Set of 6 Mip $34.00 Leap Frog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket ~ replacement Green CupLeap Frog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket ~ replacement Green Cup $7.00
(Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #007 Watermelon At7204(Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #007 Watermelon At7204 $8.00 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #009 Bluegill At8201(Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #009 Bluegill At8201 $6.50
lot plush toys rare Russ Berrie Quackers Chick Acme frog vintage Pink Christmaslot plush toys rare Russ Berrie Quackers Chick Acme frog vintage Pink Christmas $24.99 Aceo Limited Edition-Animal art print, Frog hold a flower,Gift for animal loversAceo Limited Edition-Animal art print, Frog hold a flower,Gift for animal lovers $5.00
Elongated Souvenir Penny: Shedd Aquarium Amazon Rising (Frog) C/R 38AElongated Souvenir Penny: Shedd Aquarium Amazon Rising (Frog) C/R 38A $1.99 Vtg Valentine Card Green Frog Blue Coat Bow Tie Yellow Hat"Croak"Vtg Valentine Card Green Frog Blue Coat Bow Tie Yellow Hat"Croak" $5.49
Horny Toad Neko Square Neck Cap Sleeve Coral Organic Cotton Knit Dress Size XsHorny Toad Neko Square Neck Cap Sleeve Coral Organic Cotton Knit Dress Size Xs $19.99 Power Bilt 16* Loft 35 1/2" Slippery Frog Left Handed EucPower Bilt 16* Loft 35 1/2" Slippery Frog Left Handed Euc $14.99
Wwii Us Usmc Marine P42 Hbt Frog Skin Camo Helmet Cover-2Nd PatternWwii Us Usmc Marine P42 Hbt Frog Skin Camo Helmet Cover-2Nd Pattern $15.95 Pottery Barn Kids Plush Pillow Green & Pink Tapestry 17" Island Safari FrogPottery Barn Kids Plush Pillow Green & Pink Tapestry 17" Island Safari Frog $27.99 Was:  Previous Price $34.99
Vintage Japanese Pottery Bamboo Teapot with Frog Lid Glazed 7" TallVintage Japanese Pottery Bamboo Teapot with Frog Lid Glazed 7" Tall $13.50 Birney Betty G.-Life According To Og The Frog (Us Import) Book NewBirney Betty G.-Life According To Og The Frog (Us Import) Book New $5.84
Handmade Unique Ceramic 1976 Retro Turtle Pencil Holder/ Flower FrogHandmade Unique Ceramic 1976 Retro Turtle Pencil Holder/ Flower Frog $25.00 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #012S Blackbird At7308(Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #012S Blackbird At7308 $6.50
Vtg Blaze Orange Frog Skin Camouflage Hunting Snapback Viking Hat NissunVtg Blaze Orange Frog Skin Camouflage Hunting Snapback Viking Hat Nissun $12.99 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Honker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #016B Grey Camo At7304(Lot Of 2) Teckel Honker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #016B Grey Camo At7304 $3.32
Bordallo Pinheiro Portugal Majolica Frog & Lilly Pad 10" Dinner Plates Set Of 4Bordallo Pinheiro Portugal Majolica Frog & Lilly Pad 10" Dinner Plates Set Of 4 $25.00 Super Mario Backpack Buddies & Hanger Toad Loose No Packaging Just As PicturedSuper Mario Backpack Buddies & Hanger Toad Loose No Packaging Just As Pictured $9.95
Choose One Vintage Retired Mrs. Grossman's Stickers Strip Ultra Rare MisprintChoose One Vintage Retired Mrs. Grossman's Stickers Strip Ultra Rare Misprint $7.50 to $18.50 Wind-Up Toys vtg Bird and Frog litho Tin and plastic Retro Hopping Fun!Wind-Up Toys vtg Bird and Frog litho Tin and plastic Retro Hopping Fun! $24.00
Animal Canvas Wall Art, Happy Frog Framed Oil Painting Modern Living Room OfficeAnimal Canvas Wall Art, Happy Frog Framed Oil Painting Modern Living Room Office $38.98 Vintage Rare Original Susan Lumpkin Ceramics Tree Frog Round BoxVintage Rare Original Susan Lumpkin Ceramics Tree Frog Round Box $49.99
Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Word Whammer Upper/lower Case Letters & NumbersLeap Frog Fridge Phonics Word Whammer Upper/lower Case Letters & Numbers $35.00 Pet Frog Froggy Animal Brooch Pin Jewelry Crystal Rhinestone Multi-color 3D GiftPet Frog Froggy Animal Brooch Pin Jewelry Crystal Rhinestone Multi-color 3D Gift $8.27
New Nwot Ragaboo unisex boys girls gray frog It’s not easy being green tshirt XlNew Nwot Ragaboo unisex boys girls gray frog It’s not easy being green tshirt Xl $8.99 Frog Home Garden Metal Decor Green Figurine Indoor Outdoor Amphibian ReptileFrog Home Garden Metal Decor Green Figurine Indoor Outdoor Amphibian Reptile $16.00
Leap Frog Baby Little Leaps First Steps Dvd Game 9 + Months Learn Shapes ColorsLeap Frog Baby Little Leaps First Steps Dvd Game 9 + Months Learn Shapes Colors $13.00 00002Efb
Sesame Street - The Best of Kermit the Frog (Vhs, 1998) Acc00002Efb Sesame Street - The Best of Kermit the Frog (Vhs, 1998) Acc $17.99
Vintage High End Crystal & Emerald Rhinestone Frog Figural BroochVintage High End Crystal & Emerald Rhinestone Frog Figural Brooch $2.25 Sesame Street - The Best of Kermit the Frog (Vhs, 1998) VgSesame Street - The Best of Kermit the Frog (Vhs, 1998) Vg $19.99
Csx Vol 2 Chattanooga To Nashville Green Frog Productions Vhs TapeCsx Vol 2 Chattanooga To Nashville Green Frog Productions Vhs Tape $12.95 Two Super Mario Chess Toad Rook Replacement Pieces Cake Topper NintendoTwo Super Mario Chess Toad Rook Replacement Pieces Cake Topper Nintendo $6.00
Civil War Us Confederate Union Springfield Musket Bayonet Scabbard & FrogCivil War Us Confederate Union Springfield Musket Bayonet Scabbard & Frog $19.95 Janie & And Jack Boys Shirt Bodysuit One Piece Orange Frog Cotton 2 2T EucJanie & And Jack Boys Shirt Bodysuit One Piece Orange Frog Cotton 2 2T Euc $9.99
Civil War Us Confederate Union Springfield Musket Bayonet Scabbard FrogCivil War Us Confederate Union Springfield Musket Bayonet Scabbard Frog $8.95 Topps Disney Collect Princess And The Frog CharactersTopps Disney Collect Princess And The Frog Characters $7.99
Kathleen Kelly Critter *Frobbit* Easter Frog #2669Kathleen Kelly Critter *Frobbit* Easter Frog #2669 $3.85 A Victorian Advertising Card Dalley's Magical Pain Girl Umbrella Frog N86A Victorian Advertising Card Dalley's Magical Pain Girl Umbrella Frog N86 $7.95
1995-96 Texas Christian Horned Frog Basketball Program Media Guide N 11995-96 Texas Christian Horned Frog Basketball Program Media Guide N 1 $8.95 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #002S Pearl White At8102(Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #002S Pearl White At8102 $1.04
1940s Toad River Lodge Alaska Hwy Grasshopper Exaggeration Rppc Canada Postcard1940s Toad River Lodge Alaska Hwy Grasshopper Exaggeration Rppc Canada Postcard $19.99 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Sprinker Frog 4.5" 5/8Oz #013 Bone(Lot Of 2) Teckel Sprinker Frog 4.5" 5/8Oz #013 Bone $10.50
Rothschild Bird by Herend Porcelain 8765 Frog Serving DishRothschild Bird by Herend Porcelain 8765 Frog Serving Dish $84.00 Was:  Previous Price $105.00 5Pcs Large Frog Topwater Soft Fishing Lure Crankbait Hooks Bass Bait Tackle hook5Pcs Large Frog Topwater Soft Fishing Lure Crankbait Hooks Bass Bait Tackle hook $7.80
(Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #007S Watermelon At7101(Lot Of 2) Teckel Whacker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #007S Watermelon At7101 $9.50 Rich Frog Degas Ballerina 13" Cloth Doll Plush Redhead - 1997Rich Frog Degas Ballerina 13" Cloth Doll Plush Redhead - 1997 $12.99
Mary Ann Baker 8 piece set of Frog PatternMary Ann Baker 8 piece set of Frog Pattern $100.00 #2267 Nrfb Mattel Disney Princess - Princess & the Frog Tiana Fashion Doll#2267 Nrfb Mattel Disney Princess - Princess & the Frog Tiana Fashion Doll $59.49 Was:  Previous Price $69.99
Picture frame frog 'Old Croaker' 4X6 ceramic new in box fast free shippingPicture frame frog 'Old Croaker' 4X6 ceramic new in box fast free shipping $28.95 Leap Frog LeapFrog Fridge Wash Go Magnetic Car Back Airplane Boat ReplacementLeap Frog LeapFrog Fridge Wash Go Magnetic Car Back Airplane Boat Replacement $14.99
1972 Colorado Vintage Texaco Toad Map Gas and Oil Service Filling Station Co1972 Colorado Vintage Texaco Toad Map Gas and Oil Service Filling Station Co $15.00 Vintage Budwood Products Retro Plastic Frog Cattail Wall HangerVintage Budwood Products Retro Plastic Frog Cattail Wall Hanger $15.99
Leap Frog Fridge Phonics Alphabet Magnetic Letters Sunshine Sun Sound MusicLeap Frog Fridge Phonics Alphabet Magnetic Letters Sunshine Sun Sound Music $13.99 Was:  Previous Price $19.99 Walt Disney World Magic Band MagicBand 1 Linked Princess And The Frog TianaWalt Disney World Magic Band MagicBand 1 Linked Princess And The Frog Tiana $40.00
Left Coast Brewing Company Hop Juice Ipa Tap Handle Figural Frog Rare Look NewLeft Coast Brewing Company Hop Juice Ipa Tap Handle Figural Frog Rare Look New $49.99 (Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #002 Pearl White At8203(Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #002 Pearl White At8203 $6.50
Leap Frog Blues / Lady Ginger Snap - Paul & Orchest (2014, Cd Maxi Single Nieuw)Leap Frog Blues / Lady Ginger Snap - Paul & Orchest (2014, Cd Maxi Single Nieuw) $8.91 Tag Reader Storybook - Leap Frog - Handy Manny Motorcycle Adventure - NewTag Reader Storybook - Leap Frog - Handy Manny Motorcycle Adventure - New $10.00
Wild Republic 2011 Plush Soft Green Tree Frog Stuffed Animal Toy - 11"Wild Republic 2011 Plush Soft Green Tree Frog Stuffed Animal Toy - 11" $15.00 Leather Man Woman's Navy Canvas Frog Belt Size XlLeather Man Woman's Navy Canvas Frog Belt Size Xl $9.50
(Lot Of 2) Teckel Honker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #003B Black Blue Fishing Lure Frogs(Lot Of 2) Teckel Honker Frog 2-3/4" 1/2Oz #003B Black Blue Fishing Lure Frogs $18.00 Was:  Previous Price $22.50 Hallmark ~ Lila Frog ~ Plush ~ Lovey ~ Green /Pink / Floral ~ 14” ~ Fuzzy SoftHallmark ~ Lila Frog ~ Plush ~ Lovey ~ Green /Pink / Floral ~ 14” ~ Fuzzy Soft $31.99
Cindy Searles Signed Studio Art Pottery Embossed Frog Lily Pads Mug Cup 10 ozCindy Searles Signed Studio Art Pottery Embossed Frog Lily Pads Mug Cup 10 oz $52.50 Leap Frog Disney Pixar Toy Story Click Start 3 To 6 Years Pre KLeap Frog Disney Pixar Toy Story Click Start 3 To 6 Years Pre K $6.99
Leap Frog Tag Reading SystemLeap Frog Tag Reading System $55.00 Leap Pad Leap Frog Big Top Letter Circus Leap's Big Day Interactive Book LotLeap Pad Leap Frog Big Top Letter Circus Leap's Big Day Interactive Book Lot $7.97
Maximal Art John Wind Gold Frog Locket Necklace New 2005 So Cute! 18” Chain NewMaximal Art John Wind Gold Frog Locket Necklace New 2005 So Cute! 18” Chain New $12.99 52X Wwii British Uk Enfield Rifle Bayo Scabbard Carry Frog52X Wwii British Uk Enfield Rifle Bayo Scabbard Carry Frog $1.95
(Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #022 Old Perch At8205(Lot Of 2) Teckel Maracker Frog 2-3/4" 5/8Oz #022 Old Perch At8205 $5.00 Intimo Hoppy Christmas Frog Pajama Sleep PantsIntimo Hoppy Christmas Frog Pajama Sleep Pants $16.15 to $19.95
Leap Pad Frog Sponge Bob Stories Finding Nemo Grades 1-3 Brand New sealed Aa45Leap Pad Frog Sponge Bob Stories Finding Nemo Grades 1-3 Brand New sealed Aa45 $19.99 Beautiful 10” Vintage Yellow Flower Frog Pottery Handled Basket Vase Italy NosBeautiful 10” Vintage Yellow Flower Frog Pottery Handled Basket Vase Italy Nos $12.00
Click to see more Toad items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 04/07/20 6:21pm.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay