Incilius coniferus

Incilius coniferus

Incilius coniferus, Evergreen toad

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Incilius coniferus

The evergreen toad (Incilius coniferus ) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae.

Appearance

The evergreen toad (also known as the "green climbing toad") can be colored with browns, greens, and even yellows. These colors on its back and other areas of the body are arranged in a camouflage pattern that can be unique between each member of the species. Its eyes are green with vertically slit pupils.

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Adult males of the species can measure approximately 53–72 mm and adult females 76–94 mm. Females and males in adulthood or easy to tell apart due to males usually having just abit brighter coloring. However, when they haven't metamorphosed yet, males and females are practically indistinguishable as all the tadpoles look identical.

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Distribution

Geography

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama.

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The toad is commonly found in lowland wet and moist forest zones, and is less frequently found in per-mountain wet forest and lower mountain wet forest zones. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, freshwater marshes, rural gardens, urban areas, and heavily degraded former forest. The Pacific Equatorial Forest is also this green toad's home.

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Incilius coniferus habitat map
Incilius coniferus habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Population

Population number

It is potentially threatened by habitat loss, but is still categorized as a least-concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. A species cannot be assigned to the least-concern category unless it has had its population status evaluated.

References

1. Incilius coniferus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incilius_coniferus
2. Incilius coniferus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/54614/54341464

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