Toad Family – Bufonidae

TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE STORY AUSTRALIA-TOADS.

Cane Toad – Rhinella marina

Number of Species: around 500
Number of Genera: 37 – Adenomus, Altiphrynoides, Amietophrynus, Anaxyrus, Andinophryne, Ansonia, Atelopus, Bufo, Bufoides, Capensibufo, Churamiti, Crepidophryne, Dendrophryniscus, Didynamipus, Duttaphrynus, Epidalea, Frostius, Ingerophrynus, Laurentophryne, Leptophryne, Melanophryniscus, Mertensophryne, Metaphryniscus, Nectophryne, Nectophrynoides,, Nimbaphrynoides, Oreophrynella, Osornophryne , Parapelophryne, Pedostibes, Pelophryne, Pseudepidalea, Pseudobufo , Rhinella, Schismaderma, Truebella, Werneria, Wolterstorffina, Wolterstorff, and Xanthophryne

Bufonidae is the true toad family. Their most noticeable and recognizable feature is the pair of parotoid glands on their back of their heads. This gland can produce a toxin when the toads are stressed. The males also have Bidder’s Organ, which allows them to turn into females.

 

(image from http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2777/20130703/deadly-cane-t-nearly-wiped-out-dwarf-crocodile-population-australia.htm)
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