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Golden Toad

(Bufo periglenes)

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The GoldenToad is also called OrangeToad, Monteverde Toad, Alajuela Toad. A small. colorful toad; males (on top in illustration) yellow or orange, females black with red spots ringed with yellow; to 6 cm (2.5 in). (Sapo Dorado de Monteverde, Sapito Dorado)


Middle elevation wet forests; found on the ground or in small pools.

Found in the following Parks:

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Note: This species is endangered or already extinct.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes), Costa Rica