Scientific Name : Duttaphrynus stomaticus
Family : Bufonidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mainly in riverbed
Description : The marbled toads are relatively small in size, typically measuring around 6-8 centimeters in length, and are characterized by their distinctive marbled appearance which can range from a light gray to a darker brown coloration.
Marbled toads are primarily nocturnal and can often be found hiding during the day in moist environments such as under rocks or in crevices. They are carnivorous and feed on insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates.
One unique aspect of marbled toads is their breeding behavior. During the breeding season, which typically occurs in the spring or early summer, males will congregate around bodies of water and call out to attract females.
Marbled toads are currently facing threats to their survival due to habitat loss and degradation. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these toads and their habitats, including the establishment of protected areas and efforts to reduce human impacts on their environments.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Md. Shalauddin, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka. Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Hasan 2014, Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh).photo credit:ashwinv(www.inaturalist.org/people/ashwinv),photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.