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Crested Toad

Rhinella margaritifera


A larger than average toad (2-3") that can be found in many colors ranging from light brown to dark cinnamon. They normally have a symmetric pattern of black spots or splotches spread across the dorsum. There is a very heavy crest beginning over the eye and continuing down the sides of the abdomen nearly to the hind legs.


This is a terrestrial toad that prefers moist solid ground to swampy ground. It is commonly found at night in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


A very common toad, easily distinguished (once you know what you're looking for) from all other toads except the R. festae, which has a noticeably hooked nose.

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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Jun 8, 2005
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019

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