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Fire-Bellied Toads and Barbourulas: Bombinatoridae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Fire-bellied Toads, Barbourulas, And PeopleGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

FIRE-BELLIED TOAD (Bombina bombina): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ORIENTAL FIRE-BELLIED TOAD (Bombina orientalis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
YELLOW-BELLIED TOAD (Bombina variegata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
PHILIPPINE BARBOURULA (Barbourula busuangensis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Fire-bellied toads and barbourulas can be found in Europe and Asia, including parts of eastern and western Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, China, and Korea. Some species also live farther south in Vietnam, Borneo, and the Philippines.


The members of this family live mostly in the water. The fire-bellied toads prefer marshy areas, or small, often shallow ponds, where the water has little if any current. The barbourulas, on the other hand, like the faster-moving water of mountain streams and small pools of water that have plenty of rocks to provide hiding places.


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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians