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PUERTO RICAN CRESTED TOAD

Scientific Name: Peltophryne lemur
Order
Anura (frogs & toads)

Family
Bofonidae (true toads)

Habitat & Range
The Puerto Rican crested toad is restricted to the semi-arid, rocky areas of the north and south coasts of Puerto Rico.

Identification
Their color varies from a brown or olive color, to more of a gold color. They can measure up to 3 to 4 inches in length. They’re easily identified by their turned-up snout and bony head crest.
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Location: Inside “The Bayou”
Arrived at EPZ: 07/08/2009
 
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Diet
The Puerto Rican crested toad is an insectivore, meaning that they mainly eat insects.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Puerto Rican crested toad breeding coincides with the rainy season. The toads will breed in the large pools of water that collect during the frequent downpours. Females will lay long strands that consist of up to 15,000 eggs. Their life span in the wild is unknown, but Puerto Rican crested toads have been known to live up to 10 years in captivity.
 
 
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