The Helmeted Water Toad or also known as the Chilean Helmeted Bull Frog or Wide-mouth Toad is part of the frog family native to Chile and is listed as vulnerable.
Reasons for vulnerable status - human food, pet trade, habitat loss, pollution, introduced species (Trout, African Clawed Frog), diseases, water drought (climate change, extraction for agriculture).
Conservation efforts - It is illegal to trade the Helmeted Water Toad without a permit as the species is listed on CITES Appendix III.
Helmeted Water Toad Facts -
Science Name: Calyptocephalella gayi
Size: 15 - 32 cm
Weight: 0.5 - 1 kg
Native Locations: Chile
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)
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