European Fire-Bellied Toad
is a toad growing to a length of 4.5 to 5 cm. The body is rather depressed with relative short legs. The upper side of the body is grey, brown or green, but the toad is commonly called fire-bellied toad due to the colour of its belly (yellow, orange up to red spots on approx. 50% of the underside). Bombina bombina uses a special way of defence against predators - when in danger, it makes a hollow-back so that the ventral warning colour is displayed. The food of Fire-bellied toad consists of insects fallen on the surface - dragonfly nymphs, midges etc. Bombina bombina is a strongly endangered species of toads in the Czech Republic.