Gutteral Toad

Sclerophrys gutturalis
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)
Camouflage king: the Gutteral toad.

The creaky call of the guttural toad is becoming more familiar: They’ve been expanding their turf and colonised the Western Cape relatively recently. Females lay up to 25,000 eggs per clutch. On the forest margins, they provide nourishment to the red-lipped snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia), which hunts amphibians at night.