(Rhinella Schneideri)

Size: 5″

Touching Permitted. No Holding.

Rhinella schneideri, sometimes referred to as Schneider’s toad, cururu toad, or rococo toad, is a large toad found in northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, eastern Bolivia, and eastern and southern Brazil. It is one of three rather similar species sometimes referred to as “cururu toads” in Brazil, the others being Rhinella jimi and Rhinella marina (cane toad).

Rhinella schneideri is a widespread and very common species that occurs in a variety of habitats but most commonly in open and urban ones. It breeds in permanent and temporary ponds, preferring ones without much vegetation. It is kept as a pet, but pet trade is not occurring at levels that would constitute a threat.