Surinam Toad

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Surinam Toad, a brownish-black, tongueless amphibian found primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. It has a flattened body, triangular head, and tiny eyes, and grows up to eight inches (20 cm) long. The front feet have four long, fingerlike digits that end in starshaped discs; the hind feet are webbed. The Surinam toad is unusual in that the female carries her eggs in individual chambers on her back, where the young develop.


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