South American Common Toad (Rhinella margaritifera)

A tiny toad that’s impossible to spot when still, and even when it’s moving it can be hard, as it’s incredibly well camouflaged.

Called Sapo Crestado in Spanish, and I find that a lot more descriptive than the English, as this toad does have a ridge or crest along its back. This species is currently under analysis, and I’m unable to establish whether or not this is one species or that the same species in fact has several stages of pattern.

Yasuni National Park

Last updated on 8 February 2014