Cretan Fauna


Green Toad
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The European Green Toad (scient. Pseudepidalea viridis or Bufo shaartusiensis or Bufo sitibundus or Bufo viridis or Rana picta) is a widespread species of European toad, which is also found in Crete. The difference between toads and frogs is that toads have dry, warty skin, while frogs have smooth, wet skin.

The green toad is found in all areas of Crete, ranging from forests and bare mountains to the wet habitats of the island. It has larger body than the frogs, while its skin is lightly colored with many green spots.

The toad population of Crete does not appear to have faced a great reduction, however the continuous degradation of its habitats has certainly influenced the species.

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