Phrynoidis asper

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Phrynoidis asper
Asian Giant Toad.jpg
An Asian giant toad from Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Phrynoidis
Species: P. asper
Binomial name
Phrynoidis asper
(Gravenhorst, 1829)

Bufo asper Gravenhorst, 1829
Phrynoidis aspera (Gravenhorst, 1829)

The Asian giant toad (Phrynoidis asper), sometimes referred to as the river toad, is a large toad native to Southeast Asia.[2]


Phrynoidis asper is generally a dark grey, green, black or brown in color, and is heavily covered in tubercles. These toads can grow to lengths greater than 8.5 inches (22 cm). They can be commonly found in small fast stream and waterfall habitats.


  1. ^ Robert Inger; Djoko Iskandar; Peter Paul van Dijk (2004). "Phrynoidis aspera". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Phrynoidis asper (Gravenhorst, 1829)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 September 2015.