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Reptiles of the World

CANE TOAD
or
Marine Toad
Rhinella marina
(was Bufo marinus)


Native to South and mainland Middle America, it has been introduced into many countries.
In Australia where it is an extremely serious pest, it is found in northern WA and NT, as well as northern and eastern Queensland, extending into north-eastern NSW

CANE TOAD Rhinella marina
Notice the large poison glands on the neck of this Cane Toad Rhinella marina.
The poison is extremely potent and most animals will die quickly if they attempt to swallow a Cane Toad

Cane Toad Rhinella marina
Adult Cane Toad Rhinella marina

Cane Toad tadpoles Rhinella marina
Cane Toad tadpoles Rhinella marina - these are often seen in their thousands

young Cane Toads Rhinella marina
Very young Cane Toads Rhinella marina - these are often seen hopping around in large groups

Young Cane Toad Rhinella marina
Young Cane Toad Rhinella marina

Young Cane Toad Rhinella marina
Young Cane Toad Rhinella marina


Cane Toad Rhinella marina
This underweight Cane Toad Rhinella marina is suffering due to a drought

Cane Toad Rhinella marina
This adult Cane Toad Rhinella marina was photographed in Kenilworth Qld. Cane toads are extremely common, and often the most commonly seen amphibian in areas that they occur in Australia.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Cane toad
Wikipedia

Frogs of Australia
frogs.org.au

Click here for more information about Australian Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition

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