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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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An interesting lesson in control comes from the introduction of cane toads in Australia.
This week the Department of Industry uploaded videos for 2016 PM Science Awards research examples include applied conservation projects in Chile, Borneo and Australia, fair and efficient capital markets, new drug leads for malaria and tuberculosis to cane toads, snakes and bush science.
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For example, limiting invasive species -- such as cane toads in Australia, mosquitoes in Hawaii, or rats and mice almost everywhere -- could help to restore damaged biomes.
Pearce marshals an array of stories--dingoes and cane toads in Australia, rinderpest and tsetse flies in Africa, ruddy ducks and knotweed in Europe--to make a formidable case against the current orthodoxy of green xenophobia.
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Thompson isn't claiming that all invaders are upstanding citizens: Guam would be better off without brown tree snakes, for instance, and Australia could do without cane toads.
One activity he's a little nervous about: helping scientists catch poisonous cane toads in Australia.
An Australian professor from Southern Cross University, Philip Hayward, said that people should start eating cane toads, sea urchins and camel meat for future sustainability and that it would become regular options in supermarket freezers.
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