Invasive Cane Toads as Prey for Native Arthropod Predators in Tropical Australia

  title={Invasive Cane Toads as Prey for Native Arthropod Predators in Tropical Australia},
  author={E. Cabrera‐Guzm{\'a}n and Michael R. Crossland and Richard Shine},
Abstract:  The successful spread of invasive Cane Toads (Rhinella marina) across tropical Australia has been attributed to a lack of biotic resistance, based upon the inability of most anuran-eating vertebrate predators to tolerate the powerful chemical defenses of the toads. However, despite their high species richness, invertebrates have been much less studied than vertebrates as predators of Cane Toads. Our field and laboratory studies show that toads are killed and consumed by a… Expand
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