Golden Toad

Golden Toad

Scientific Name – Incilius periglenes

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Male: 3.9 to 4.8 cm; Female: 4.2 to 5.6 cm

Life Expectancy – Unknown

Breeding Season – April to June (rainy season)

Incubation Period – Around 2 months

Metamorphosis Period – Up to 5 weeks

Special Features – Possess smooth skin; bilaterally symmetrical; males possess striking orange coloration whereas females exhibit a variety of colors including black, yellow, green, red, and white; remain in underground burrows for the most part of its lives especially during the dry season

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Costa Rica

Conservation Status – Extinct

Natural Habitat – Wet montane forest at an elevation of 2,000 to 2,100 m above sea level

Diet – Not known

Predators – Not known