Qinghai Lake Toad
Coloration: In alcohol the dorsum is brown. The flanks and legs are brown yellow with dark spots, and the ventral side is brownish yellow or grey, with or without black spots (Zarevskij 1926).
Variation: The tarsometatarsal articulation reaches the anterior edges of the eye in males and the posterior edge in females (Zarevskij 1926).
Distribution and Habitat
B. tuberculatus inhabits wetlands, such as pools and marshes in valleys, as well as some agricultural areas (Fei and Ye 2004).
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Fei, Liang and Ye, Changyuan (2004). Bufo tuberculatus. In: IUCN 2011. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 12 April 2012.
Zarevskij, S.F. (1926). ''Notes on some Batracians from the Palaearctic region.'' Annuaire du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie des Sciences de Leningrad, 26, 74-78.
Originally submitted by: Celeste M. Dodge (first posted 2010-06-24)
Edited by: Mingna (Vicky) Zhuang (2021-03-17)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Bufo tuberculatus: Qinghai Lake Toad <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/298> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 22, 2022.
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