Bufo bufo

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Noun1.Bufo bufo - common toad of EuropeBufo bufo - common toad of Europe    
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
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Removing the gorse also reduces the habitat for the common toad, a direct competitor of the natterjack toad - the rarest amphibian in Wales.
This puts the common toad population under seriously threat.
Common Toad male, waiting |at the breeding pond (inset)
We will test whether tadpoles of the common toad (Bufo bufo) adjust the production of toxins to the presence and abundance of predators, competitors or pathogens.
The Spanish frog called common midwife toad, common toad and alpine newt were the worst affected, showing levels of population collapse which could ultimately prove catastrophic to amphibian communities and their ecosystems.
The hedgehog and common toad were both seen by 28 per cent at least once a month but more than 20 per cent said they had never seen them.
The African Common Toad or Guttural Toad (Amietophrynus gutturalis).
The researchers investigated the common toad, an interesting model system as it is known to produce all its sperm before the start of the breeding season.
However help is now at hand, thanks to Denbighshire council and national wildlife charity Froglife, who are calling for more people to take part in patrols to save the common toad.
The common toad, for example, has measurably shriveled in girth in only two decades, along with some tortoises, marine iguanas and lizards.
Some of the North East's most familiar species - including the red squirrel, common toad, and European eel - face an uncertain future.
With toad populations in the UK in decline, (the common toad not adapting to garden ponds as well as its frog counterpart), the Wildlife Trusts each year try saving thousands of them from a sticky end by organising toad patrols to safely move the creatures across roads and encourage them to use underpasses.