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Puerto Rican Crested Toad

The species, currently facing a lot of existent-threatening problems like habitat loss, is exclusive to the place it is named after. Research is needed on a vast scale to know more about the toad.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Peltophryne
    Scientific Name Peltophryne lemur


    Other Names Puerto Rican toad, ridge-headed toad
    Size Females: 4 in (10.16 cm),
    Males: 3 in (7.62 cm)
    Color Males: Greenish-yellow to gold shade,
    Females: Pink
    Distribution Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
    Habitat Evergreen forests (seasonal) and semi arid areas
    Diet Adults eat beetles, millipedes, spiders  and many other varieties of insects while tadpoles sometimes consume algae and insect carcasses
    Breeding Season Throughout the year except March, although the most favorable time is during the rain
    Breeding Age Around 1 year
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (external fertilization)
    Clutch Size Around 150, 000 eggs
    Average Lifespan In the world: Not known for sure,
    In captivity: Around 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered


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    Published on November 5th 2019 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 5th November 2019.

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