Bufo bufo (Common Toad)
The common toad has only been recorded on the west coast of Isle of Lewis and like the common frog it is probably an introduced species.
As an introduced species we are interested in its distribution and records of adults, tadpoles and spawn are of great interest.
Bern Convention Appendix 3
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5 Section 9.5a, 9.5b)
Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan
Scottish Biodiversity List: Species of Principal Conservation Importance in Scotland
Varying in colour from dark brown to grey and olive green with a warty skin common toads are easy to identify.
They have broad, squat bodies and tend to walk rather than hop.