Photo Courtesy of: Mette Due Nielsen
Giant neotropical toad
Orpheus Island Research Station
The cane toad has poison gland between each eye. Particular concern is its toxic skin, which kills many animals, native predators. The skin is dry. The colour is brown and they have a paled belly.
The cane toad is not native to Australia and is now considered as a pest in many of its introduced regions. They original comes from America. They live mostly in tropics and semiarid environments.
Their tadpoles are toxic to most animals and are therefore very hard to get rid of, and since there are no animals that eat either them or the tadpoles they have no natural predators.
Throughout Orpheus Island
2011: 8 cubic meters of frozen cane toad removed off island
2012: 11 cubic meters of frozen cane toad removed off island
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