Korean Amphibian: Water Toad J01 - on rock - closeup (물두꺼비)
Common name : Korean water toad
Korean name : mul-du-geo-bi (물두꺼비)
Latin name : Bufo stejnegeri (Schimidt)
Photo by Young-Ho Jeon
There are only two toad species in Korea, common toad(Bufo bufo)
and water toad(Bufo stejnegris). ("water toad" may not be the correct
English name. Since I could have not found the English name for the species
Bufo stejnegeri, I named it "Water Toad", which is the translation
of the Korean Name.) Water toad is only found in Korean Penninsula.
It's boby length is 4 ~ 6.5cm. While common toads live on land except
in breeding season, water toads are allway found in fresh water.
Scanned from a Korea's monthly science magazine, "Science Dong-A", Mar. 1996).