Western Leopard Toad

Western Leopard Toad

Scientific Name – Amietophrynus pantherinus

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Around 14 cm

Life Expectancy – Up to 13 years

Breeding Season – August

Incubation Period – Not known

Metamorphosis Period – More than 10 weeks

Special Features – Possess a rough skin with large distinct parotid gland behind the eyes on either side of the head; color ranges from reddish-brown uneven patches against a bright yellow background; a pale yellow stripe runs along the spine; cream underside

Family Unit – Solitary except for the mating season

Geographical Distribution – South Africa

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Endangered

Natural Habitat – Around large wetlands, coastal lakes and slow rivers in lowland fynbos heathland, farmland, urban gardens and parks, breeding habitat includes permanent water bodies or temporary pools

Diet – Snails, beetles, bugs, earthworms, caterpillars

Predators – Not known