ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 93, Number 4
Research Notes
Diet of the giant toad, Bufo marinus (Amphibia: salientia), in a coastal habitat of the Philippines. (323)
In Batangas province, Philippines, Bufo marinus consumes a broad variety of land arthropods and ingests substantial amounts of plant matter and inorganic debris. Termites, ants and beetles make up the largest number of prey. It appears on the whole to be agriculturally beneficial. A minority of toads collected while active were found to have fasted on at least one preceding night.
Keywords: Biological control; Bufo marinus; Diet; Giant toad; Marine toad Livestock