Facts about this animal
Females up to 25 cm, males smaller. Active at sunset and at night. Bufo paracnemis has not only poison glands on either side of its head, as other toads but also on its back legs, as well.
Did you know?
Bufo paracnemis is considered to be conspecific to Bufo schneideri. Thus Bufo schneideri is considered to be synonymous to Bufo paracnemis.The scientific name is derived from the so called „Paracnemis glands“ at the legs of this toad. From these glands (as well as from the Paratoid glands at the side of the head) Bufo paracnemis can squirt a poison, which when it touches the eyes or mucous membranes burns painfully. A dog that has taken such a toad in its mouth will immediately and yowling release it.
|Name (Scientific)||Rhinella schneideri|
|Name (English)||Cururu Toad|
|Name (French)||Crapaud géant|
|Name (Spanish)||Cururú o sapo buey|
|CITES Status||Not listed|
|CMS Status||Not listed|
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|Range||Argentina, Bolivia , Brazil , Paraguay , Uruguay|
|Habitat||Found in various habitats. Although it occurs mainly in open and urban areas, it is also found in the Chaco, Cerrado, and Atlantic Forest regions, preferring still waterbodies without much vegetation. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.|
|Wild population||It is very common. Its range appears to be contracting in northern Cordoba and Jujuy, Argentina. The population trend is decreasing (Red List IUCN 2012).|
|Zoo population||28 reported to ISIS (2007)|