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Mexican Burrowing Toad

(Rhinophrynus dorsalis)

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Medium-sized, odd-Iooking frog described as resembling a blob of jelly; smooth, moist skin of the back is gray, reddish brown, dark brown, or purplish black, with red, orange, or yellow lines and spots (often there is a single line down the center of the back; small eyes; fat legs; inflates like blowfish when scared; to 9 cm (3.5in). (Alma de Vaca, Sapo Borracho).


Dry forests and wet pastures fields, ditches of northern Pacific lowlands; found on the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

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

Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis), Costa Rica