10 Facts about Cane Toads

Friday, October 9th 2015. | Animals

Facts about Cane Toads inform you with the toad native to South America and Central America. The biological name of this animal is Rhinella marina. This animal now can be found in northern Australia, Caribbean and Oceania. This marine toad is very large. You can check the information about the size of cane toads by reading the below post:

Facts about Cane Toads 1: the genus

In the past, cane toads were included in genus Bufo. Now it is a member of genus Rhinella.

Facts about Cane Toads 2: the female cane toads

There are thousands of eggs produced by the female toads during the breeding process. The reproduction of cane toads is wonderful due to the opportunistic feeding. Get facts about camouflage here.

Cane toad

Cane toad

Facts about Cane Toads 3: an old species

If you think that cane toads are new species, you can are wrong. The modern cane toads that you can find today are identical with the fossil toad found by the experts in La Venta fauna of the late Miocene of Colombia.

Facts about Cane Toads 4: the size of adult cane toads

The length of an adult cane toad can reach 3.9 till 5.9 inches or 10 to 15 cm. The longest recorded species reaches 15 inches or 38 cm. The heaviest one has the weight at 5.8 lbs or 2.65 kg.

Cane toads Facts

Cane toads Facts

Facts about Cane Toads 5: the toxic animal

You have to be careful with cane toads. The animal owns poison glands. If the animals ingest it, they will be poisoned. You have to concern more with the skin of this toad.

Facts about Cane Toads 6: an agricultural pest control

The cane toads are beneficial in some regions since the farmers use them to control the pest in Caribbean and Pacific islands.

Cane toads Pic

Cane toads Pic

Facts about Cane Toads 7: Prinsen

Prinsen is included in Guinness Book of Records for it is considered as a largest recorded species of cane toad.  It is kept in Sweden as a pet.

Facts about Cane Toads 8: the life span

Do you know the life span of cane toads? You can find them living from 10 to 15 years old if they are in the wild area. If the cane toads are in captivity, they can live up to 35 years. It is longer than living in the wild.

Cane toads

Cane toads

Facts about Cane Toads 9: the skin

The skin of cane toad comes in various colors such as olive brown, red brown, yellowish or grey color. The pattern is numerous. Find facts about burrowing owls here.

Facts about Cane Toads 10: the juvenile cane toads

The skin of juvenile cane toads is dark and smooth. If you compare the adult and juvenile cane toads, the latter one is less poisonous.

Facts about Cane toads

Facts about Cane toads

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