True facts about the Suriname Toad

Published October 11, 2019 3 Plays $4.71 earned

Rumble / Wild WildlifeFacts about the Suriname toad or the Pipa pipa introduces you in a highly digestible way about this special Pipidae frog species.

The Suriname toad can be found in the north and central of South America. The species can be found in parts of the countries Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad, and Tobago and Venezuela. The 'normal' pipa has the largest distribution area of all representatives of the genus Pipa.

The habitat consists of flowing rivers in the river systems of the Amazon and the Orinoco. The species live deep inland in forest creeks and other small-scale waters. However, the frog only inhabits low-lying areas, from real lowlands around sea level to no more than 400 meters above sea level. The pipa is very sensitive to contamination. The pipa is a nocturnal animal that hides underwater during the day between water plants or rocks.

People with trypophobia feel uncomfortable seeing the Suriname toad, almost that is a hippopotamus.

The Suriname toad has a strange reproductive system. Namely ... under the skin. The female frog push out her eggs and then her husband plays the most important role. He's placing the eggs on her back. The skin of the female frog swells up, causing her eggs to sink in her skin quickly. She lays an average of 100 eggs. After a few weeks, the tadpoles crawl out of her skin.

Most normal frogs sit on their limbs, but the Suriname toad not. He lies on his belly with his arms and legs spread.

The Suriname toad has no teeth to nibble or a tongue. She just swallows her prey. This frog eats everything that is swallow-able such as small fish, worms or other small treats.

The male produces a clicking sound that is heard underwater. He does that by snapping the hyoid bone in his throat to get the woman's attention.

The Suriname toad can stay underwater for an enormous amount of time up to 60 minutes. They spend the majority of their life underwater.

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