Rhinella marina
Rhinella marina
(Cane Toad)
Amphibians-Frogs
Native Transplant

Impact ID2281
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionPlanigale maculata (Common or Pygmy Planigale) showed taste aversion learning towards consumption of Rhinella marina and so avoided eating them. Naïve Planigale maculata, however, showed morbidity and mortality from Rhinella marina consumption, while Planigale maculata from a population that had been sympatric with Rhinella marina for over 60 years showed taste aversion suggesting behavioral adaptation to Rhinella marina.
Reference32850
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationAustralia

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