Red Spotted Toad

Red Spotted Toad

Scientific Name – Anaxyrus punctatus

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – 3.7 to 7.5 cm (1.5 to 3.0 in)

Life Expectancy – 11.3 years in captivity

Breeding Season – April to September

Incubation Period – 3 days

Metamorphosis Period – 40 – 60 days

Special Features – Flat head and body with pointed snout; olive or reddish brown upper surface with red or orange warts, whitish or buff underside with round parotoid glands

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Southwestern United States, northwestern Mexico

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Rocky desert streams, pools in rocky arroyos, cattle tanks, grassland, along riverbeds and rocky streams often in arid or semi-arid regions, river floodplains

Diet – Variety of invertebrates

Predators – Not known