Gulf Coast Toad

Gulf Coast Toad

Scientific Name – Incilius valliceps

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – 5.1 to 10.2 cm (2 to 4 in)

Life Expectancy – 10 years or more

Breeding Season – March to September

Incubation Period – Not known

Metamorphosis Period – 50 to 65 days

Special Features – Color ranges from shades of brown to black to gray outer surface with a marked white or yellowish stripe down the center; yellow or cream underside; outer surface contain small tubercles

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Southeastern Mexico, Central America

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Open grassland, light forest, semi-arid regions, suburban backyards

Diet – Insects, worms

Predators – Not known