Fowlers Toad

Fowlers Toad

Scientific Name – Anaxyrus fowleri

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – 5 to 9.5 cm

Life Expectancy – Around 5 years

Breeding Season – May – June

Incubation Period – 2 to 7 days

Special Features – Warts on its back secretes noxious substance used to ward off predators; color ranges from brown to gray to olive green or rust red with dark warty spots;

Family Unit – Share its space with other toads as it is not territorial, but prefers to remain solitary

Geographical Distribution – North America

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Open woodlands, meadows, sand prairies, beaches

Diet – Insects, other small terrestrial invertebrates

Predators – Snakes, birds, small mammals