Animals & Habitats
Cane Toad
Scientific Name
Rhinella marina
Texas, south to Central America
Conservation Status
Least Concern

Nocturnal Forager

This nocturnal omnivore is found in mature forests and consumes ants, beetles, grasshoppers and even crustaceans, gastropods and plant matter.

Predator Protection

When facing danger, this toad secretes a white fluid bufotoxin from the paratoid and other glands on its back. When a predator comes in contact with this fluid they experience various discomforts like excessive salivation, vomiting, shallow breathing and other progressive illnesses.


Cane Toads reproduce year round. Jelly-like strings of eggs are laid on rocks and vegetation in numbers reaching up to 30,000 at a time. Hatching occurs up to eight days after the eggs are laid.