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Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Puerto Rican crested toad


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Peltophryne lemur
PROFILE:

Did you know that all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads? A toad is simply a frog that tends to have drier skin, live in a drier environment, and traditionally has shorter, stumpier legs and a stouter body. In their native environment, one of the reasons the Puerto Rican crested toad is endangered is because of the introduction of a different toad species, the cane or marine toad.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Amphibian, Anura (frogs and toads)
NATIVE TO:
Puerto Rico
CONSERVATION STATUS:
At Serious Risk
DIET:
Insectivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
zoos - up to 10+ years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary
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