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Cane Toad
Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey

Family Bufoidae

Toads are a well-known, almost world-wide family of frogs. However, they did not have any representatives in Australia until recently.

Cane Toad
Bufo marinus

The Cane Toad was introduced into Australia from South America, via Hawaii to eat the cane beetle which was destroying crops. It has two large glands, and numerous small ones, all over its skin that release a toxin that deters predation. Because of this, they are one of the few frogs that are likely to be seen during the day, and they are one of the most common ground amphibians around the Australian tropics in the wet season. Their pleasant rolling calls sounds rather like a generator or a motorbike in the distance and is often heard on warm, wet nights.

Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

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