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Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad

Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad

This species lives on riverbanks and lowland rainforest in southwestern Ecuador. Little is known about their breeding habits, but it is likely that they breed in streams like other species in the genus. The stubfoot toads or harlequin toads as they are sometimes referred, have been particularly hard hit by amphibian declines and extinctions, with only a handful of species clinging on to survival. The Rio Pascado stubfoot toad population has dropped dramatically in recent years; scientists have estimated a decline of more than 80 percent over the last three generations.

Credits: Conservation

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