The COMMON TOAD is the largest toad species in Hungary, the females grow bigger (12-13 cm) than males (8-9 cm). Their head is wide with short, blunt nose, and flat between the eyes. The tympanic membrane is small, hard to see. Behind the eyes they have conspicuous, kidney-shaped parotoids. The toad’s skin is rough and warty. The dorsal side is reddish- or grayish brown, sometimes khaki or olive-green. The ventral side is light, white-grayish or mildly yellow with darker mottling.
During the breeding season, black nuptial pads develop on the inner surface of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fingers of males to help climb and stay on the females.
Distibution map by our National Herpetological Mapping Program: