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Identifying a cane toad

Adult cane toads are usually very large – around 9-15 cm (or 3.5 to 5 inches) long. If you find one over 4 cm long, you should be able to identify it from the picture below. However, smaller toads can easily be confused with native frogs. To make sure you don’t kill a native frog […]

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Year
2011
Author
NSW Government

PestSmart Case Study: Introduction of the cane toad to Australia

The introduction of cane toads (Bufo marinus) to Australia in the 1930s is one of the foremost examples of an exotic animal release gone wrong. Originally imported from Hawaii and released in Queensland as a biological control for beetle pests of sugar cane, the cane toad is now a well-established pest itself. Cane toads currently […]

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Year
2012
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

PestSmart Factsheet: Cane toad (Bufo marinus, also Rhinella marina)

The cane toad is native to Central and South America and is a member of the ‘true toads’ (family Bufonidae). Cane toads have dry, yellow-brown, warty skin and large distinctive lumps (known as parotoid glands) behind the head. Cane toads naturally generate potent toxins (bufodienolides) throughout their bodies, which act by stopping the heart of […]

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Year
2012
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

Will the community accept our science? Monitoring the community’s view about managing pest animals in Australia

The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre Community Awareness Survey (CAS) has pioneered a new technique in opinion research called ‘Reading the Public Mind’ (RtPM). For a comparatively low cost, this technique has provided a ‘moving picture’ that charts the changes in public attitudes to invasive animals and their control through time and helps explain the […]

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Year
2012
Author
Fisher NI, Lee AJ and Cribb JHJ

Assessing the potential impact of invasive cane toads on a commercial freshwater fishery in tropical Australia

Context: The toxins produced by cane toads (Rhinella marina) are fatal to many Australian predators that ingest these invasive anurans. To date, the potential economic impact of the cane toad invasion has attracted little attention. Toads have recently arrived at a large impoundment (Lake Argyle) in north-eastern Western Australia, that supports a commercial fishery for […]

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Year
2011
Author
Ruchira Somaweera, Michael R. Crossland and Richard Shine

Modelling the distribution of vertebrate pests in New South Wales under climate change

This project, funded by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre on behalf of the New South Wales Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, develops and applies tools to model the distribution and abundance of vertebrate pest species in relation to climatic and biophysical variables. Such models are needed to predict how the distribution of […]

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Year
2011
Author
Peter Caley, Philip Tennant and Greg Hood

Biological control of the cane toad in Australia: a review

The marine toad Bufo marinus is native to northern South America, parts of Central America and Southern Texas. It was deliberately introduced into Australia’s tropical north-east in 1935 in an unsuccessful attempt to control the cane beetle, a damaging insect pest of sugarcane crops. The toads quickly established in the new environment and began to […]

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Year
2010
Author
T. Shanmuganathan, J. Pallister, S. Doody, H. McCallum, T. Robinson, A. Sheppard, C. Hardy, D. Halliday, D. Venables, R. Voysey, T. Strive, L. Hinds and A. Hyatt

Risk Assessments (DAFWA) for exotic reptiles and amphibians introduced to Australia – Cane toad (Bufo marinus)

Models for assessing the risk that exotic vertebrates could establish in Australia have been developed for mammals, birds (Bomford 2003; Bomford 2006, 2008), reptiles and amphibians (Bomford 2006, 2008; Bomford et al. 2005). These Risk Assessment models have been further explored by DAFWA to confirm that they reasonably predict public safety, establishment and pest risks […]

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Year
2010
Author
Amanda Page, Win Kirkpatrick and Marion Massam

Into Oblivion? The disappearing native mammals of northern Australia

A new wave of extinctions is now threatening Australian mammals, this time in northern Australia, according to a group of leading Australian scientists. Since European settlement, the deepest loss of Australian biodiversity has been the spate of extinctions of endemic mammals. Historically, these losses occurred mostly in inland and in temperate parts of the country, […]

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Year
2010
Author
James Fitzsimons, Sarah Legge, Barry Traill, John Woinarski

Assessment and prioritisation of risk for forty exotic animal species

This report documents work commissioned by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre to validate and refine risk assessment models used nationally in decisions to import and manage introduced vertebrate species. The intent of the project was to: increase predictive accuracy, scientific validation and adoption of risk assessment models for the import and keeping of exotic […]

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Year
2010
Author
Marion Massam, Win Kirkpatrick and Amanda Page

Cane Toad National Maps 2006/07

This series of maps shows the occurrence, abundance and distribution of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in Australia, 2006/07. Originally published in: West, P. (2008). Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008. National Land & Water Resources Audit and Invasive Animals CRC, Canberra. (See web link below to access full report). Map 1: Occurrence Map 2: […]

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – Western Australian

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in Western Australia, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

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Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – Victoria

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in Victoria, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane Toad density 2007 – Tasmania

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in Tasmania, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – South Australia

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in South Australia, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – Queensland

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in Queensland, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on thumbnail image below to open full map file.

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – Northern Territory

Map shows the density of cane toads (Bufo marinus) in the Northern Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – ACT

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in the Australian Capital Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

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Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Cane toad density 2007 – New South Wales

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in NSW 2006/2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on thumbnail image below to open full map file.

Reference Type
Image
Year
2007
Author
IA CRC & NLWRA

Risk Assessments for exotic reptiles and amphibians introduced to Australia – Cane Toad (Bufo marinus)

Models for assessing the risk that exotic vertebrates could establish in Australia have been developed for mammals, birds (Bomford 2003; Bomford 2006, 2008), reptiles and amphibians (Bomford 2006, 2008; Bomford et al. 2005). These Risk Assessment models have been further explored by DAFWA to confirm that they reasonably predict public safety, establishment and pest risks […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2010
Author
Amanda Page, Win Kirkpatrick and Marion Massam