Blake the cane toad

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Blake the cane toad

  1. 1. THE CANE TOAD cane toad or bufo marinusBlake Mooers Fessenden grade 6
  2. 2. Scientific classificationKingdom: AnamaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: AmphibiaOrder: AnuraFamily: BufonidaeGenus: BufoSubgenus: RhinellaSpecies: Bufo Marinus
  3. 3. The Cane Toads appearance● the cane toad produces poison with glands located behind the ear● it is a large warty toad● it has webed feet for swimming● it has large eyes and a large mouth
  4. 4. The Cane Toads habitat● swamps● grass lands● savannahs● rain forests● forestsAll over Australia or South America.
  5. 5. Life Cycle of a Cane Toad1-fertilized egg2-small tadpole hatchling eats algae and larvae3-tadpole develops legs and lungs then leaveswater4-small toads tail disappears and starts to eatland insects5-Large toads begin to breed once they have beenout of the water for six months6-after living a life span of about seven years theydie
  6. 6. DietThe diet of a cane toad includes:● rodents● small mammals● amphibians● reptiles● insects
  7. 7. PredatorsSome of the cane toads predators are:- crocodiles- birds of prey- snakes- large lizardsThe real problem is that anything that eatsthe cane toad gets poisoned and will die in amatter of minutes .
  8. 8. How this species destroy theenvironment? -the cane toad does not contribute toanything good in Australian eco system-it eats all different types and it eats so muchthat it is destroying native animal populations-due to their poison anything that eats it willdie
  9. 9. What is an invasive species?An invasive species is:-a animal that is not meant to be there-it is normally introduced to help something-in this case the cane toad is native to thenorthern part of South America-it was introduced to control cane beetlepopulations in Australia
  10. 10. what can be done to help the nativespecies survive?Due to the diet of the cane toad it has becomemore a problem than a solution,so the onlyway to help the native species survive is tomanually exterminate the cane toads.KILL THE CANE TOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. 11. Interesting facts● there were 108 toads introduced to Australia and today there are over 1 billion● the cane toad live to breed
  12. 12. Referenceswebsites;● en . wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane-toad● animals.nationalgeographic.com. /animals/amphibians/Cane-toad/● www.canetoadstheconquest.combooks:● eyewitness books(amphibian)-DR.BarryClark● smithsonian(animal the definitive guide - Tim Halliday and Ronald Crombie

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