Pebble Toad

Pebble Toad

Scientific Name – Oreophrynella nigra

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Males: 1.6 to 2.3 cm (0.65–0.93 in); Females: 2 to 3 cm (0.80–1.18 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Not known

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Possess thin arms and legs; flat and palmate hands covered with tubercles; black outer surface and underside with no patterning; when threatened, it rolls itself up into a ball and bounce down the hill to avoid danger; poor jumpers and poor swimmers

Family Unit – Breed communally in groups of more than 100 members

Geographical Distribution – Venezuela (South America)

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Vulnerable

Natural Habitat – Rocky areas, peat bogs in the mountains of Venezuela

Diet – Not known

Predators – Not known