Bufotes – Eurasian green toads

Once classified in genus Bufo; like their name suggests, most have green-spotted pattern

Commonly known also as Palearctic green toads, these amphibians are native to Europe, western and central Asia, and northern Africa. Just like their names suggest, the members of this genus have shades and patterns of green all over their bodies.

They inhabit a wide range of habitats, but most member species are confined to freshwater or brackish water habitats. Green toads are very hardy amphibians; they can tolerate temperatures of as much as 40°C or 104°F. Not only that, but they are also quite tolerant of desiccation. Their death occurs when the body has lost nearly 50% of its total water.