Forest Toad

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Ingerophrynus divergens is small toad living on the forest floor in primary and secondary forests. It is commonly found hopping around at night foraging for insects. 

The brown coloration mimics leaf litter. The animal is well camouflaged on the forest floor. The skin warts are keratinized and, thus, the skin feels rough. 

As in all members of the Bufonidae, skin secretions might be very toxic. However, the Forest Toad usually does not give off notable amounts of toxin. But always wash your hands after handling toads!

Adult males up to 40 mm snout-vent length, females 40–55 mm.

Ingerophrynus divergens tadpoles are small (~20 mm total length) with typical bufonid general body shape.

The populations we have seen so far had tadpoles with a dark dot on the dorsal trunk, one on each side (see image). Nares are relatively large with a medial triangular prominence. 

Tadpoles of this species are found in intermittent pools of stagnant or slowly moving water on silky-sandy bottom. 

 

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