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Common Toad

 ... warts and all ...

Location – Quite widespread in Wales, but not usually found at such high altitudes as the frog.

Appearance – With the dry, warty skin characteristic of toads, it comes in varied shades of brown - pale, reddish or chocolate.  Females grow up to 13cm long, much larger than the males.

Spawn – Unlike the frog, the toad lays its spawn in strings, wrapped around water plants. The black tadpoles take around 12 weeks to emerge as toadlets.

Latin name - Bufo bufo

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