Surinam Toad Pipa pipa

Surinam Toad
Surinam Toad
The Surinam Toad, also called the Star-fingered Toad and with the lovely taxonomic name of Pipa pipa, is native to still or slow-flowing water of the Amazon Basin. It is a strange flat, angular shape for camouflage (pipa meaning "kite"). The fertilised eggs are embedded in the back of the female toad where they develop through tadpole-hood and into fully-formed tiny toads.