Cane Toad Rhinella marina

Introduced to Australia and Hawaii to control pests, these adaptable amphibians have since become one of the world’s most notorious invasive species.

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ORIGIN:
Texas, Central America and South America

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HABITAT:
Warm, humid forests and savannas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2 to 3.3 lbs
Length: 5 in

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DIET:
Insects and other small invertebrates

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PREDATORS:
Snakes, lizards, birds and fish

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Ability to secrete toxins

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay over 30,000 eggs at one time; 2-7 day incubation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 10 yrs in wild

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