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Harlequin Frogs True Toads and Relatives: Bufonidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, True Toads, Harlequin Frogs, Their Relatives, And PeopleGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET

LONG-FINGERED SLENDER TOAD (Ansonia longidigita): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HARLEQUIN FROG (Atelopus varius): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
MARINE TOAD (Bufo marinus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GOLDEN TOAD (Bufo periglenes): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Members of this family live throughout much of the world, including all continents except Antarctica. They do not naturally live in Australia, but people have introduced them there, and the toads are doing well.

Most toads eat insects, spiders, and other arthropods (AR-throe-pawds). Arthropods are animals that do not have backbones, but have jointed legs. Those that live in rainforests eat quite a few ants, which are plentiful there. Some, like the American toad, will also eat an occasional earthworm. The larger species, including the marine toads, eat a great many insects, but they can and sometimes do eat larger animals, including mice, other frogs, and lizards.


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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians