Crapaud vert (F); Groene Pad (NL); Grönfläckig Padda (S);
Grønbroget tudse (DK); Ropucha zelená (CZ)
Widespread in eastern (here in the great plains) and southern Europe
(here up to 1700 m); absent of Iberia, France (only Alsace), Great Britain
and Ireland, Scandinavia (only in the extreme south).
Pupil: , horizontal elliptic, iris greenish;
In females the pattern of green spots is strongly contrasting with the
white background. In males the background is darker. Sexing the animals
is complicated by variation in colouring, also caused by geographical
hind toes unpaired.
Green toad Bufo viridis - complex
Rather long, rising and setting, very musical thrill.
April to June/July.
Prefers shallow waters, poor in vegetation, both eutrophic and lightly
brackish, with sunny hiding places and loose soil nearby.
Where Green toad and Natterjack live together, hybrids may occur.