Giant Marine Toad


Giant Marine Toad

Sex: Male & Female

Latin name: Rhinella marina

Giant Marine Toads are also known as Cane Toads, have poison glands and the tadpoles are highly toxic to most animals if ingested. Its toxic skin can kill many animals, both wild and domesticated, and cane toads are particularly dangerous to dogs. It is now considered a pest and an invasive species in many of its introduced regions.

 Native Home: The Giant Marine Toad is is native to the Americas, and its range stretches from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas to the central Amazon and southeastern Peru, and some of the continental islands near Venezuela.  

Size: The Giant Marine Toad is very large; the females are significantly longer than males, reaching a typical length of 10–15 cm (3.9–5.9 in), with a maximum of 24 cm (9.4 in).

Diet: Giant Marine Toads eat a wide range of material; in addition to the normal prey of small rodents, reptiles, other amphibians, birds, and even bats and a range of invertebrates, they also eat plants, dog food, and household refuse.

Lifespan: The Giant Marine Toad have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years in the wild, and can live considerably longer in captivity, with one specimen reportedly surviving for 35 years.