Pumpkin Toadlet (Brachycephalus ephippium)


Pumpkin Toadlet (Brachycephalus ephippium) is a tiny toad from the family Brachycephalidae, the saddleback toad family. It is native to Brazil.

As mentioned the Pumpkin Toadlet is extremely small, ranging from a half inch to 3/4 inches long. Its colors are orange and sometimes yellow. They only have 3 fingers and toes on each limb. After breeding, the females roll the eggs in dirt, to camouflage them from predators. The Pumpkin Toadlet’s eggs directly develop, skipping the tadpole stage.


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