Incilius fastidiosus

Incilius fastidiosus

Incilius fastidiosus, Pico blanco toad

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Incilius fastidiosus

Incilius fastidiosus, or the Pico Blanco toad, is a species of toad from western Panama and southeastern Costa Rica. It inhabits premontane and lower montane rainforest. It is largely a fossorial species that breeds explosively in temporary pools after heavy rains in late April–May. Juveniles occur on rocky stream margins the year round.

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It is listed as a critically endangered species due to a drastic population decline, probably caused by chytridiomycosis, and to some extent, habitat loss.

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Incilius fastidiosus habitat map
Incilius fastidiosus habitat map

References

1. Incilius fastidiosus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incilius_fastidiosus
2. Incilius fastidiosus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/54635/54341633

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