Oriental Fire-bellied Toad Bombina orientalis

Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
The Oriental Fire-bellied Toad is native to Korea, northeastern China and southeastern Siberia. Despite its common name, it is not a true toad but a frog.
Fire-bellied Toad
Fire-bellied Toad
Fire-bellied Toad
From above, it is a camouflaged green with black cryptic markings. The underside is black with bright orange, warning potential predators that it is toxic. The fingertips are also orange.
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
The eggs are laid like frog spawn. There are several other species of Fire-bellied Toad in genus Bombina in other regions of the world.
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
Although usually light green in their Asian habitat, the frogs can turn darker to blend with a darker background.