Canadian Toad

Canadian Toad

Scientific Name – Anaxyrus hemiophrys

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Around 7.6 cm (3 in)

Average Weight – 35 to 55 g

Life Expectancy – Up to 13.3 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Late April to September

Incubation Period – 4 to 5 days

Metamorphosis Period – 7 to 11 weeks

Special Features – Thick skin covered in wart-like bumps with prominent oval shaped glands over the shoulders; possess short legs; color ranges from gray-green to brown with white to pale-yellowish belly

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Canada, United States

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Near ponds, lakes and potholes, prairies, aspen parkland

Diet – Ants, bees, sawflies, wasps, beetles, small spiders

Predators – Not known