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Biological control of the cane toad in Australia: A review

Shanmuganathan, T.; Pallister, J.; Doody, Jeremiah (Sean); McCallum, Hamish; Robinson, T.; Sheppard, Adrian; Hardy, C.; Halliday, Damien C.T.; Venables, D.; Voysey, R.; Strive, T.


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 spread. Today, they inhabit most of the Australian tropics and sub-tropics and have reached Western Australia. Models predict that global warming...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Conservation
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2009.00319.x


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