Sapo Marino


Common name : Cane toad, Marine toad

Scientific name : Rhinella marina

Family : Bufonidae

Native to : Central and South America

Interesting fact : Cane toads were used to eradicate pests from sugarcane.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The Sapo marino is a large, grey-to-brown toad that has a dry and warty skin. They have ridges between the eyes and large parotoid glands behind the eyes which produce toxins to ward off predators. It feeds voraciously on rodents, reptiles, frogs, birds and even dead matter. Average life span in the wild is 5 to 10 years and longer in captivity.

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