Red-belly toad

South America


Melanophryniscus admirabilis


Construction of a hydroelectric power plant within its natural range has seriously affected population survival of this species.

Red-Bellied Toads or Fire-Bellied Toads have eight species members from its Bombina genus and mainly inhabit China but can also be found in Europe.

As the name suggests, its bright red, orange, or yellow underside are displayed prominently to warn predators, even excreting toxins from it if necessary. It grows up to 2 inches in length with spiky-looking warts on its back. With a proper diet of insects and worms, it can live up to 5 years, mostly bound near freshwater surroundings.