Puerto Rican Crested Toad
Puerto Rican Crested Toad: Peltophryne lemur
Distribution and Habitat
Limestone hills with access to vernal pools
Bumpy, mottled brown and tan body with distinctive bony crest above snout and eyes.
Females are typically larger than males and can grow to be 2.5–4.5 inches long.
The Puerto Rican crested toad was the first amphibian species to become part of a Species Survival Program in the United States. The Buffalo Zoo has been part of this breeding program since its inception of 1984, and with other AZA accredited zoos, have released over 300,000 tadpoles into their native habitat.