English : South American common toad
French : Crapaud perlé
Class : Amphibia
Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 8 cm in length. Very variable. Female has conspicuous crest above and behind eyes. Very warty skin with prominent venom glands on sides of head. Coloration light beige-brown, sometimes with pink tinge.
Range and habitat
The species is found in South America, from south Panama and Colombia to Guianas, south to Brazil and Bolivia. Mostly found in tropical moist forests, flooded forests and open areas, to 2400 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is in fact a species complex and its assessment is difficult to make. Nonetheless, it seems to be very common in most of its range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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