South American common toad

South American common toad

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: South American common toad (Bufo margaritifer). This toad, also called Sapo Crestado, secretes a toxic substance (exudate) from its parotid glands (behind the eyes) to deter predators. Photographed in rainforest near Iquitos, Peru.

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