The Schneider’s Toad (Rhinella schneideri) is a common and widespread amphibian. It is also called the Cururu Toad or the Rococo Toad.
The Schneider’s Toad has a short, broad brownish-yellow body with a crested head. It has a whitish belly and throat. It has a rounded snout (nose). It has a distinctive visible tympanum (eardrum). Its eyes are large and bulging with line-shaped pupils. It does not have webbing between its toes. Its skin is rough and covered with blunt, spiny warts. The warts are light near the bottom and spotted with black on the top.
It measures about 18-25 centimetres (7-10 inches) in length.
The Schneider’s Toad is native to South America, in countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Brazil. It is found in open habitats, as well as urban areas.
It breeds in ponds.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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