Amphibians

Bufo marinus : Cane Toad - Bufonidae

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:31

  • Shelf mark

    W BUFO MARINUS R1 (WAMPHX0036)

  • Recording date

    1985-03-30

  • Recording locations

    Horquetas, Heredia Province, Sarapiqui District, Costa Rica

  • Recordist

    Ranft, Richard

  • Environments

    River with stony bed and waterfalls; 100 metres above sea level

  • Species

    Bufo marinus : Cane Toad - Bufonidae

  • Description

    Behaviour: Two toads sitting in still water at edge of a cataract; on approach they stopped calling. They then resumed calling in chorus, with long gaps in between calls. Background: sounds of river and waterfall.

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User notes for this item

Also known as the marine toad, the sound of this species will be familiar to listeners from Australia. In this recording from Costa Rica it's in it its natural habitat. In Australia, where it was introduced in the 1930s in a disatrous attempt to control pests in cane plantations, it is a serious pest. Lovely voice though!

Posted by Richard Ranft, British Library on 04/08/2009 15:58:00

Bufo marinus : Cane Toad - Bufonidae

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