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  Giant Neotropical Toad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Giant Neotropical Toad or Marine Toad (Bufo marinus) is native to the Americas from southern Texas to northern Argentina.
This toad was introduced into Hawai'i in 1932 from Puerto Rico to control injurious insects in the sugarcane fields.
The long-term impact of toads on the Australian environment is difficult to determine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giant_Neotropical_Toad   (807 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> toad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This is because the characteristics that are popularly used to distinguish frogs from toads are not quite the same as those used for scientific classification.
The type species of the family Bufonidae is the Common toad, Bufo bufo, and around it cluster a large number of species of the same genus and some smaller genera.
The chemicals, such as bufotenin in some toad species including the Colorado River toad and the Giant Neotropical Toad have been used recreationally by smoking their skin secretions or eating boiled toads.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/toad   (299 words)

  
 Toad: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The true toads are amphibians (amphibians: Cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form) in the Bufonidae family (family: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera).
Some, like cane toad (cane toad: the giant neotropical toad (bufo marinus) is native to the americas from southern...
It differs from the Common Toad in having shorter limbs with nearly free toes (which are so short that the toad never hops but proceeds with a running gait) and in usually possessing orange/red warts, green eyes, and a pale yellow line along the middle of the back.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/toad   (910 words)

  
 Giant Neotropical Toad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Giant Neotropical Toad (Bufo marinus) is native to the Caribbean (neotropics).
This toad was introduced into Hawai'i in 1932 from Puerto Rico to control injurious insects in the sugar cane fields and took the name cane toad.
Though originally only 40 toads were released in Queensland, a fertile female can produce up to 40,000 offsping in a year; the tadpoles of Cane toads mature earlier than other tadpoles in Australia, limiting their competition options for food.
www.peacelink.de /index.php?title=Cane_toad&redirect=no   (417 words)

  
 Giant Neotropical Toad - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Giant Neotropical Toad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Toad of the genus Bufo marinus, family Bufonidae.
Also known as the giant or marine toad, the cane toad is the largest in the world.
The cane toad's defence system consists of highly developed glands on each side of its neck which can squirt a poisonous fluid to a distance of around 1 m/3.3 ft.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Giant+Neotropical+Toad   (191 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Frog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A distinction is often made between frogs and toads on the basis of their appearance, prompted by the convergent adaptation among so-called toads to dry environments; however, this distinction has no taxonomic basis.
Frogs and toads are broadly classified into three suborders: Archaeobatrachia, which includes four families of primitive frogs; Mesobatrachia, which includes five families of more evolutionary intermediate frogs; and Neobatrachia, by far the largest group, which contains the remaining 24 families of "modern" frogs, including most common species throughout the world.
The skin secretions of some toads, such as the Colorado River Toad and Giant Neotropical Toad, contain bufotoxins, some of which, such as bufotenin, are psychoactive, and have therefore been used as recreational drugs.
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 Talk:Giant Neotropical Toad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I thought it was a frog until looking at pictures of toads that I found what it was.
Is "Giant Neotropical Toad" actually used by anyone.
I know it is not used at all in Aus (called the "Cane Toad" here), but was wondering if the Americans, or someone else, call it that.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Giant_Neotropical_Toad   (214 words)

  
 Neotropical
The Neotropic Cormorant, ''Phalacrocorax brasilianus'', is a cormorant found throughout the American tropics and subtropics, from the Gulf and Californian coasts of the USA, south through Mexico and Central America to southern South America.
Neotropic Cormorants are monogamous and breed in colonies.
101 toads were brought to Australia from Hawai‘i in June 1935 in an attempt to control pests to sugarcane crops.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/144/neotropical.html   (813 words)

  
 TeachNet -- Cane Toad
It seems that Australian officials decided to introduce Cane Toads (Bufo marinus) into Queensland and the eastern part of their country island, hoping that the amphibians would eat the larvae of the cane beetle that was threatening the sugar cane crops.
Cane Toads are big, brown toads with deeply pitted glands extending down the sides of the body.
Toads in general give off gland secretions that can be very irritating to mucous membranes and Cane Toads are no exception.
www.teachersnetwork.org /dcs/critter/canetoad   (1363 words)

  
 Giant Neotropical Toad - Dic.blogopt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Giant Neotropical Toad (Bufo marinus) is native to the Americas from southern Texas to northern Argentina.
101 toads were brought to Australia from Hawai‘i in June 1935 in an attempt to control pests, especially the native Cane Beetle, that attacked sugarcane crops.
As part of the so-called "Toad Buster" project, the researchers caught more than 200 cane toads in three weeks at a location south of Darwin.
dic.blogopt.com /Giant_Marine_Toad   (742 words)

  
 Giant Neotropical Toad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
date = [[1758]]}}{{Taxobox_end}}The '''Giant Neotropical Toad''' (''Bufo marinus'') is native to the [[Americas]] from southern [[Texas]] to northern [[Argentina]].
This toad was introduced into [[HawaiiHawai'i]] in 1932 from [[Puerto Rico]] to control injurious insects in the [[sugarcane]] fields.
Since their release, toads have steadily expanded their range through Queensland, reaching the border with [[New South Wales]] in 1978 and the [[Northern Territory]] in 1984.There are grave concerns that toads might affect Australia's native fauna by predation, competition, conveying diseases and by poisoning animals that attempt to prey on toads.
giantneotropicaltoad.quickseek.com   (619 words)

  
 South Florida Veterinary Medical Association
However, the toads with their voracious appetite did start to predate on the endemic wildlife and became a major impact the ecosystem.
Bufo toads also are not highly predated on due to the toxin they produce.
Bufo toads produce a milky toxin that is squirted from their parotid glands when the toad is threatened.
www.sfvma.org /art0007.html   (487 words)

  
 Giant Neotropical Toad: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Giant Neotropical Toad (Bufo marinus) is native to the Americas (North and South America)
This toad was introduced into Hawai'i (A state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands)
Natterjack Toad (The natterjack toad (bufo calamita) is a toad native to sandy and heathland areas of northern europe....)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /ref/giant_neotropical_toad   (1657 words)

  
 Earlham College - Biology Department - Introduced Species of Hawaii - Amphibians
Despite the large home range of the toad, it stays in relatively the same location for one evening but will feed in different locations throughout the course of the season, such that the toad may not be found feeding in the same spot from one evening to the next (Zug and Zug 1979).
In their native environment, densities range from 50-140 toads per hectare, though in one evening only 31-50% of that population will be active (Zug and Zug 1979).
An example of their success is that two years after Pemberton released his 148 toads, he collected 103, 517 juveniles from the same area for further distribution throughout the island (Zug et al.
www.earlham.edu /~biol/hawaii/amphibians.htm   (5349 words)

  
 bufo marine toads florida
Bufo toads are found around the world in tropical areas but are not native to Florida.
the giant or marine toad Bufo marinus, (a.k.a.
The cane toad - Bufo marinus - was imported...
www.allaboutamphebians-now.info /bufomarinetoadsflorida   (345 words)

  
 Florida Exotics species, Species results
The present population originated from the accidental release in 1955 of approximately 100 toads by an importer at the Miami International Airport (King and Krakauer 1966).
The mating call is a low-pitched, rattling trill that begins with spring rains and is given from canals, flooded ditches, shallow pools, and fish ponds in urban, suburban, and agricultural areas (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999).
The toxicity of eggs of the giant toad, Bufo marinus to aquatic predators in a Florida retention pond.
www.myfwc.com /critters/exotics/SpeciesNumberResults.asp?SPPNO=43   (629 words)

  
 Toad - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Toad - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia
The true toads are amphibians in the Bufonidae family.
This page was last modified 17:12, 3 April 2006.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=Toad   (287 words)

  
 THE ECOLOGICAL GENETICS OF INTRODUCED POPULATIONS OF THE GIANT TOAD BUFO MARINUS. II. EFFECTIVE POPULATION SIZE -- ...
THE ECOLOGICAL GENETICS OF INTRODUCED POPULATIONS OF THE GIANT TOAD BUFO MARINUS.
(of a total of 22 loci sampled) in 15 populations of the neotropical giant
toad, Bufo marinus, introduced to Hawaii and Australia in the 1930s.
www.genetics.org /cgi/content/abstract/110/1/107   (149 words)

  
 Wikipedia: 1935
July 27 - Federal Writers' Project established in the United States
June or July - The Giant neotropical toad is introduced to northernQueensland, Australia to counter sugar cane beetles.
September 2 - Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: A large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1935.html   (928 words)

  
 The Hockey Page - Toronto Star: I'm no Giant Neotropical Toad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Hockey Page - Toronto Star: I'm no Giant Neotropical Toad
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