Common Indus Valley Toad-Bufo stomaticus

Common Indus Valley Toad or Marbled Toad (Bufo stomaticus) is a common toad in the family Bufonidae, found in Asia, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan and Nepal. It's found in a wide variety of habitats including; open plains, grasslands, scrubland, forest, agricultural land and human habitations. It's nocturnal in nature and at day time it hides in holes, under rocks and in crevices. At sunset, it emerges and starts search for its prey. It feeds on a variety of  insects. They gather under lights in streets and houses and wait for their prey to land or fall near them.  It's very common in the Indus Vally and probably that is why it got the name Indus Vally Toad. It's very common in our houses and that why it is generally known as "House Toad". Indus Valley Toad is Pakistan's National Amphibian.

Common Indus Valley Toad (Bufo stomaticus)
Indus Valley Baby Toad
Indus Valley Baby Toad
Indus Valley Baby Toad
Indus Valley Baby Toad
Indus Valley Baby Toad
Baby Toad

2 comments:

Kala said...

What a beautiful creature. Thanks for sharing the information and images.

Nature Rambles said...

My favourite is the last shot. Interesting to read about one of the common creatures hat we see around us.

Kanak