Fire-bellied Toad

Bombina orientalis

Order: Anura

Husbandry Information

Housing Requirements

Diet Requirements

Veterinary Concerns

Notes on Enrichment & Training


Colony or Breeding Management

Notes species is housed or managed socially or for breeding purposes.

Individual Identification

Dimorphism or practiced ways to individually mark species (such as those in colonies, like giant millipedes).

Programmatic Information


Temperature Guidelines



Tips on Presentation

Touching Techniques

Tips on Handling


Potential Messaging

Acquisition Information


Comments from the Rating System

  • Seneca Park Zoo: Need to have correct housing. Packing for programs can be difficult.

Natural History Information

Range and Habitat

Native range includes northeast China, Korea and southeast Russia. Inhabit lowland forests, open meadows, river valleys and swampy bushlands. Breeds in slow moving streams, pools, paddy fields and ditches.

Physical Description

Back coloration varies from brownish gray to bright green with large dark spots. Belly color varies from yellow to red also with dark spots. ~1.5″-2″. Eyes have triangular pupils.

Life Cycle



Diurnal during warmer weather. Hibernates from October through May, often in a group of up to 6 toads. When threatened fire-bellied toads raise up on their hind feet to show off the bright warning coloration of their belly.

Threats and Conservation Status

Populations are declining due to habitat loss and traditional medicinal use but they are listed as IUCN Least Concern due to their wide distribution.

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