Puerto Rican crested toad

The Puerto Rican crested toad is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Puerto Rican Crested Toad or simply Puerto Rican Toad (Bufo lemur) is a species of toad found only in Puerto Rico. It is the only species of frog native to Puerto Rico. The species formerly occurred in Virgin Gorda. More

In the wild, Puerto Rican crested toads eat insects, worms, larvae and other invertebrates. In captivity, they eat crickets. Puerto Rican crested toads are nocturnal. Once thought to be extinct, captive breeding programs have helped reintroduce the species. More

The Puerto Rican Crested Toad can live in many different habitats such as: pool areas, vegetated offshore islands, cliffs, rock outcrops, and farm ponds. More

The Puerto Rican crested toad is the only native toad of Puerto Rico. More

support of Puerto Rican crested toad conservation projects including: * $20,275 to the Fort Worth Zoo and North Carolina Zoo to establish a Puerto Rican crested toad: field monitoring program. More

The Puerto Rican crested toad is nocturnal or active during nights. It escapes the sun’s intense heat during the day by hiding in holes within the limestone outcrops where it lives. The toads are generally not seen throughout the year except during breeding season. More

Puerto Rican crested toads breed during the rainy seasons of late summer, and move back and forth from breeding sites. These breeding sites must have adequate surface water. After the eggs are laid, it takes about 24 hours before they hatch. More

Park Zoo reared and released 450 Puerto Rican Crested Toad tadpoles in a man ma... WCSMedia — September 20, 2007 — In December of 2006, the Central Park Zoo reared and released 450 Puerto Rican Crested Toad tadpoles in a man made pond in Puerto Rico's Guanica State Forest. More

The Zoo is Helping Puerto Rican Crested Toads at Home... - The Saint Louis Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for Puerto Rican crested toads. More

of which competes with the Puerto Rican crested toad for the same resources have all contributed to this serious decline. The Puerto Rican crested toad is the focus of a reintroduction program to save the species from extinction. Luke Groskin (c) Wildlife Conservation Society. More

The Puerto Rican Crested Toad is one of Natures truly unique amphibians. With its upturned snout and extremely limited range. This attractive island endemic is struggling for long-term survival and is a perfect candidate for the Nebraska Herpetological Society's 2002 conservation campaign. More

The Puerto Rican crested toad is being bred in captivity at the Toronto Zoo. The species has also been distributed to several zoos in the United States for captive breeding. More

Description: Puerto Rican crested toads have eight prominent bony ridges above the eyes (which are more pronounced in females), enclosing a deep hollow between the eyes. More

The Puerto Rican Crested Toad is the only native species of toad in Puerto Rico and cannot be found anywhere else in the wild. In Puerto Rico, toad populations were once divided into two distinct populations; one in the north and one in the south. More

Puerto Rican crested toad, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which has joined an ongoing effort to save the island's only native toad. More

Puerto Rican Crested Toad was the first amphibian to be included in the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums' (AAZPA) Species Survival Plan (SSP). The toad was believed to be extinct at one time, until the discovery of a few isolated populations. More

DESCRIPTION: The Puerto Rican crested toad is a medium-sized toad, 64 to 12O millimeters (2.5 to 4.5 inches) in snout-vent length, yellowish-olive to blackish-brown in color, with prominent supraorbital crests and a distinctive long, upturned snout. More

First Release of Puerto Rican Crested Toads in Private Lands News Release in Español FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2006 Contacts: Lilibeth Serrano, 787-851-7297 4,000 Puerto Rican Crested Tadpoles were released today at Finca El More

The Puerto Rican crested toad is the only toad native to Puerto Rico. Once common, human activity led to its dramatic decline. More

Adult Puerto Rican crested toads reach a head-body length of 10 cm in females and 8 cm in males. Both genders have upturned snouts, unique among toads. These toads have a textured, pebbled skin and striking marbled golden eyes. More

* States/US Territories in which the Puerto Rican Crested toad is known to occur: Puerto Rico * US Counties in which the Puerto Rican Crested toad is known to occur: View All * More

Puerto Rican Crested ToadIn the midst of the Global Amphibian Crisis one project has stood out as an amphibian success story, the Puerto Rican Crested Toad (PRCT) project. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Peltophryne
Species : lemur
Authority : Cope, 1869 "1868"