I'll be honest that I thought it'd be an awesome animal to see in a vivarium, but I hope that isn't the case (at least not until we know how the population is doing and if it can handle some collection). In the mean time, I'll enjoy the photos and try to let Conservation International know that I want to be on some of the excursions...awesome looking toad! i really like how "lanky" it is, particularly the digits. just stunning.
so when will we get some imported?
Bombinas are Disclossids, which are quite a bit removed from Bufonids, and great deal more primitive as I understand it. Fire bellies closest relatives are Disglossus(painted frogs), Alytes(Midwife Toads), and Barbourula( ?), though I may have missed somebodynice looking toad, i wonder how closely related it is to the bombina species
Some of the smaller SE Asian toad species used to come in from the exporters...but didn't sell well at all. Those of us who like 'little brown frogs' aren't in great enough numbers to support such a market or create much of a demand for such species, so you rarely see them come in.
From NatGeo-Nice looking toad. I just wish they would show some images where they didn't mess with the hue/saturation so much and try to make it look ultra-rainbow-y.