Duttaphrynus stomaticus

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Duttaphrynus stomaticus
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Indus Valley toad
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Duttaphrynus
Species:
D. stomaticus
Binomial name
Duttaphrynus stomaticus
(Lütken, 1864)
Synonyms
  • Bufo stomaticus Lütken, 1864
  • Bufo andersonii Boulenger, 1883
  • Bufo Andersonii Murray, 1884

The Indus Valley toad (Duttaphrynus stomaticus) or (Bufo stomaticus), also known as Asiatic marbled toad, Punjab toad, or Marbled toad, is a species of toad that can be found in Pakistan, Iran, and possibly in Afghanistan. It is most found in the Indus Valley. It is also known as the "house toad". These toads are usually found near cultivated plains which have still water. It is nocturnal and its diet consist of insects such as ants. This endemic toad species is the "National amphibian of Pakistan"[n 1] respectively.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. “The Official National Amphibian of Pakistan” respectively

References[change | change source]

  1. Stöck, M.; Khan, M.S.; Papenfuss, T.; Anderson, S.; Kuzmin, S.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N.; Dutta, S.; Ohler, A.; Sengupta, S.; Manamendra-Arachchi, K.; de Silva, A.; Anderson, S.; Sharifi, M. (2009). "Duttaphrynus stomaticus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T54768A11201081. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T54768A11201081.en. Retrieved 26 December 2017.