Scientific Name : Duttaphrynus melanostictus
Family : Bufonidae
Order : Anura
Class : Amphibia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Asian Common Toad, Common Toad, Asian Toad
Habitat : Almost every type of habitat, except salt water.
Description : The Asian common toad is a species of toad that is native to many countries in Asia. It is a medium-sized toad that typically grows to around 8 centimeters in length. The Asian common toad has rough, warty skin that is often a greenish-brown color with darker spots. These toads are typically found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and even urban areas. They are primarily active at night and feed on a variety of insects and other small invertebrates. The Asian common toad is an important part of many Asian ecosystems and is often considered a beneficial species because it helps control populations of insects and other small animals. However, like many amphibians, Asian common toads are threatened by habitat loss, pollution, and other human activities, and conservation efforts are needed to ensure their survival.
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: nur_indah(www.inaturalist.org/people/nur_indah), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.