Surinam Toad

Surinam Toad

Scientific Name – Pipa pipa

Classification – Pipidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – 10 to 20 cm

Average Weight – 100 to 160 g

Life Expectancy – 6.8 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Not known

Incubation Period – 12 to 20 weeks

Special Features – Fully flat body; broadly webbed feet with star-like appendages on the front toes; no larval stage in the reproductive process

Family Unit – Solitary animal barring the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – South America

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Natural Habitat – Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes

Diet – Insects, worms, crustaceans, small fishes

Predators – Not known