Reporting on a half-blind Cane toad Rhinella marina (Anura: Bufonidae) from the island of Montserrat

  • Bárbara Ferreira
  • Catarina Coutinho
  • Andrés Fernández-Loras
  • Gonçalo M. Rosa Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, UK

Resumen

We report on an adult individual of Cane toad (Rhinella marina) found with anophthalmia in the island of Montserrat. The half-blind individual with a missing eyeball also presented lesions on top of its head, probably resulting from failed predation attempts by invasive rodents in the island. Although this can be the most likely explanation for the sunken eyelid, previous records of an abnormal prevalence of missing eyes in introduced populations of Rhinella toads in small islands may suggest the emergence of a pattern worth investigation.

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2019-11-29
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FERREIRA, Bárbara et al. Reporting on a half-blind Cane toad Rhinella marina (Anura: Bufonidae) from the island of Montserrat. Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetología, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 82-84, nov. 2019. ISSN 2594-2158. Disponible en: <https://herpetologia.fciencias.unam.mx/index.php/revista/article/view/79>. Fecha de acceso: 28 oct. 2020