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Western Leopard Toad

Western leopard toad is a species of toad found only in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Amietophrynus
    Scientific Name Amietophrynus pantherinus

    Size Around 14 cm
    Color Reddish-brown blotches against a bright yellow background; a yellow stripe runs along the spine; top of the head is reddish with cream colored underside
    Distribution South Africa
    Habitat Around large wetlands, coastal lakes and slow moving rivers in lowland fynbos heathland, farmland, urban gardens and parks; breeding habitat includes permanent water bodies or small temporary pools
    Diet Beetles, bugs, earthworms, caterpillars, snails
    Breeding Season Between August and October
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 25000 eggs
    Metamorphosis Period 10 to 12 weeks
    Reproductive Age Males: 1 to 3 years of age
    Females: 2 to 6 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 13 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on May 1st 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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