5 Interesting Facts About Venezuela Pebble Toads

Venezuela Pebble Toad

Here is a Venezuela pebble toad looking for some food to eat

Today I want to write about a very unusual species of toad called the Venezuela pebble toad.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These tiny little toads only grow to about 3 cm long, with females slightly larger than males.
  2. 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.
  3. Unlike most other frogs and toads, the adults are very poor jumpers and very poor swimmers.
  4. They breed in communal nests, with over 100 toads laying their eggs in the same nest.
  5. 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?

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