Pipa (genus)

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Pipa pipa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Superorder: Batrachia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus: Pipa
Laurenti, 1768

Pipa arrabali
Pipa aspera
Pipa carvalhoi
Pipa myersi
Pipa parva
Pipa pipa
Pipa snethlageae

Suriname toads, also called Surinam toads or star-fingered toads, are members of the frog genus Pipa, within the family Pipidae.[1][2][3] They are native to northern South America and extreme southern Central America (Panama).[1] Like other pipids, these frogs are almost exclusively aquatic.


There are seven recognized species:[1][2]

In addition, Pipa verrucosa Wiegmann, 1832 is included here incertae sedis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pipa Laurenti, 1768". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Pipidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Trueb, L. & DC Cannatella (1986). "Systematics, morphology and phylogeny of genus Pipa (Anura: Pipidae)". Herpetologica. 42: 412–449. JSTOR 3892485. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Pipa at Wikispecies Media related to Pipa at Wikimedia Commons