cane toad


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cane toad

n.
A large toad (Bufo marinus) originally found from Texas to South America but naturalized in Florida, Hawaii, and Australia after being introduced into sugarcane fields to control pests. The cane toad secretes a toxin that can be fatal to predators. Also called marine toad.

cane toad

n
(Animals) a large toad, Bufo marinus, native to Central and South America but introduced into many countries to control insects and other pests of sugar-cane plantations. Also called: giant toad or marine toad
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While the cane toad chorus rises in volume as the front advances on Darwin, Australia's foremost experts in cane toad research were meeting during March in Brisbane to discuss current research priorities in cane toad control.
The poisonous giant cane toad - the size of a small dog - is the largest ever found Down Under.
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