Surinam Toad

The Surinam Toad is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Surinam toads, also called star-fingered toads, are members of the frog genus Pipa, within the family Pipidae. They are native to northern South America. Like other pipids, these frogs are almost exclusively aquatic. More

The Surinam toad has large powerful rear legs with webbed toes which are clawless. Tiny black eyes are lidless and appear to have been put in the wrong place. Upper surface covered with small, pointed protuberances. More

The Surinam toad is distributed widely in the Amazon Basin, occurring in eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. It also is known from the Guianan region and Trinidad. More

Surinam Toad, a brownish-black, tongueless amphibian found primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. It has a flattened body, triangular head, and tiny eyes, and grows up to eight inches (20 cm) long. More

Surinam Toads are found in Northern South America. They prefer to live in turbid, muddy and slow moving bodies of water. They spend their time on the bottom, surfacing for air. More

The Surinam toad could well win top honors in the "weird animals of the world" category. If you saw this animal in the wild, you might think it was dead. More

The Surinam toad, an aquatic South American toad (family Pipidae), is about 20 cm (8 inches) long. It has small eyes, a flat, squarish body, and a flat head with loose flaps of skin on the face. More

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The Surinam toad (Pipa pipa) is a prime example of why we need to protect frogs. We couldn’t invent a creature this weird. More

Surinam Toad - Surinam Toad information - Surinam Toad facts The Surinam toad is found in Brazil and Guianas. He is about 20 cm long with the weight of between 100 More

Did You Know? Surinam toads are plain weird; they have extremely sensitive star-shaped terminals in their front fingers that help them find food in the bottom of the lake, like worms, snails or small crustaceans. They are practically blind. More

Surinam toads have a unique spawning ritual and reproduction method. Following an extraordinary mating dance, where the female lays her eggs on the male's belly, the male then fertilises the eggs and rolls them into pouches on her back. More

Sabana Surinam toad has four. More

— Female Surinam Toad swimming around her tank with eggs on her back.Category: Pets & Animals Tags:TheRoachKeeper Pipa pipidae surinam toad frog eggs amphibians reptiles herpetology herpetoculture aquarium Loading... More

Surinam toad reproduces with its eggs on its back is just too icky. When the female lays its eggs, the eggs get stuck on her back through the male’s movements. More

The Surinam toad has no tongue or teeth. They have a large triangular head with relatively small eyes that face upward to help the toad find food as it lies on the bottom of ponds. More

Surinam Toads are leaf like in appearance and nearly completely flat. They have a strange reproduction where the female lays her eggs onto the males back. They can reach 20cm in length, however 10 to 13cm is typical. More

Aspects of the topic Surinam toad are discussed in the following additional content sources. * Magazines * Issues in Species Recovery: An Example Based on the Wyoming Toad. More

The Carvalho's Surinam Toad (Pipa carvalhoi) is a species of frog in the Pipidae family. It is endemic to Brazil. More

This video of Surinam toads being born is pretty gross. Or beautiful, maybe, depending on how you feel about watching toads emerge from their mother's back. More

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Order : Anura
Family : Pipidae
Genus : Pipa
Species : pipa
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)