Bombinatoridae – Fire-bellied toads

Toads native to Eurasia, characterized with flattened bodies. Some species are highly toxic!

When threatened, they rise on their front legs, almost flipping themselves over completely sometimes, to reveal the bright orange-colored underside which gives them their name. They are highly aquatic and are usually found in slow-moving streams and ponds. When out of the water, they stick to the region with vegetation.

They are active during the day, shy, and try to stay out of sight. Of course, their bright colors make it hard for them to remain hidden.