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  kaangkok ban

 

Skin secretes batrachotoxin, an extremely potent cardio- and neurotoxic steroidal alkaloid, very poisonous and deadly if ingested or enters bloodstream! No known antidote!

  Thailand

A Common Asian Toad, spotted in Phuket. It is generally buff in colour and its skin is rough, with warts that form small black, bumpy dots, that are scattered along the sides and the lower back. It also has poison glands in the form of a raised ridge behind each eye. In Thai, it is known as kaangkok ban. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.