Eastern Narrowmouth Toad

Eastern Narrowmouth Toad

Scientific Name – Gastrophryne carolinensis

Classification – Microhylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Up to 5.3 cm (2.1 in)

Life Expectancy – Around 6 year in captivity

Breeding Season – Between March and September

Incubation Period – 1.5 to 3 days

Metamorphosis Period – 23 to 67 days

Special Features – Oval-shaped body with a narrow head and pointed snout; stubby, short, and heavy legs with round and tapered tips of the toes; toes are devoid of webbing or toe pads; one tubercle on the heels of the back feet which aid in digging; color ranges from brown and gray to green, often with black and white spots

Family Unit – Solitary barring the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – The United States

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Moist, shady habitats including borders of swamps, open woods, pine forests, small streams, near ponds with fallen logs and other debris, urban habitats includes woodland lots, sandy pinelands

Diet – Ants, small beetles, termites, other various arthropods, small snails, spiders, mites

Predators – Not known