Surinam Toad

(Pipa pipa)

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Learn about how Frogs & Toads are considered "bioindicators"

With its triangular head and flat body, this slow-moving toad is Frog Alley’s newest amphibian. In nature, you’ll find the Surinam toad in the rivers and streams of South America. These toads do not have teeth or a tongue, so they use their webbed-like front feet to handle food and swallow their prey.

Most commonly known for their interesting reproductive process. Female Surinam toads carry eggs underneath their skin on their back where they hatch and develop. After a few months, miniature toads pop out to begin life on their own.

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