Today I want to write about a very unusual species of toad called the Venezuela pebble toad.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These tiny little toads only grow to about 3 cm long, with females slightly larger than males.
- They get their name from their strategy of escaping from predators. When threatened, they roll up into a ball and bounce down the slope like a pebble.
- Unlike most other frogs and toads, the adults are very poor jumpers and very poor swimmers.
- They breed in communal nests, with over 100 toads laying their eggs in the same nest.
- Venezuela pebble frog live in peat bogs and rocky areas in the mountains of Venezuela. They are vulnerable to extinction because of their restricted range.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Venezuela pebble toads?