Asian Toad

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Asian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)
Lorong Halus, 29th May 2018

Daily Decay (8th February 2018)

Daily Decay (8th February 2018): Asian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) @ Lorong Halus

Asian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)
Pasir Ris, 15th April 2017

It is likely that this Asian Toad had been run over by someone on a bicycle or electric scooter, as it was found on the pavement.

Asian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)
Sentosa, 8th March 2016

These photos of a dead Common Asian Toad that appears to have been run over by a passing vehicle were shared by Jan Tan.

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Photograph by Erwin Chan

Striped Keelback (Xenochrophis vittatus) eating Asian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)

Location, date and time: Singapore Island, Jalan Bahtera in compound of Sarimbun Scout Camp; 9 December 2014; around 1600 hrs.

Observation: A Striped Keelback of about 70 cm total length was found freshly dead and in the middle of swallowing an Asian Toad. The accompanying picture shows the anterior part of the dead snake with the hind limbs of the toad sticking out of its mouth.

Remarks: The Striped Keelback is an introduced species in Singapore where it inhabits rural and suburban areas. It is known to feed on frogs and small fishes (Baker & Lim, 2012: 114). The present observation confirms that it also eats toads. The cause of the snake’s death is unknown.


  • Baker, N. & K. K. P. Lim, 2012. Wild Animals of Singapore. A Photographic Guide to Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians and Freshwater Fishes. Updated edition. Draco Publishing & Distribution Pte. Ltd. and Nature Society (Singapore).

Source: Singapore Biodiversity Records 2015: 55

Common Asian Toads (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)
Sungei Tengah, 14th July 2014

It’s likely that this (very unfortunate) pair of Common Asian Toads was crossing the road while in amplexus when they were run over.