Frog of the Week

Suriname Toad (Pipa pipa)

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Common Name: Suriname Toad
Scientific Name: Pipa pipa
Family: Pipidae
Location: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela
Size: 8 inches (20 cm)

The Surinam Toad is a fully aquatic frog species from South America. They are from the family Pipidae – the tongueless frogs so they don’t have tongues. They look like leaves in a pond. During mating, the eggs attach to the females back and the skin of the female encloses the eggs. Once the frogs emerge from the eggs, they pop out the female’s back.


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