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Surinam Toad

Surinam toad is considered an aquatic frog native to tropical South America. It also occurs in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. The species possess small eyes and is devoid of teeth and tongue.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Pipidae
    Genus Pipa
    Scientific Name Pipa pipa


    Other Names Star-fingered toad
    Size 10 to 20 cm
    Weight 100 to 160 g
    Color Blackish-brown to mud-brown upper surface with pale brown underside with white spots or sometimes whitish with a dark brown stripe
    Distribution Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Suriname, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago
    Habitat Muddy slow-flowing waters of streams, rivers and pools in tropical rainforests
    Diet Insects, worms, small fishes, crustaceans
    Breeding Season Soon after the arrival of the wet season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 10 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 4 months
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 7 to 10 years or more
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on May 16th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 5th May 2017.

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