Surinam Toad

Surinam Toad, a brownish-black, tongueless amphibian found primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. It has a flattened body, triangular head, and tiny eyes, and grows up to eight inches (20 cm) long. The front feet have four long, fingerlike digits that end in starshaped discs; the hind feet are webbed. The Surinam toad is unusual in that the female carries her eggs in individual chambers on her back, where the young develop.

The Surinam toad is Pipa pipa of the family Pipidae.

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