Texas Toad

Texas Toad

Scientific Name – Anaxyrus speciosus

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Male: 5.2 to 7.8 cm (2.0–3.1 in); Female: 5.4 to 9.1 cm (2.1–3.6 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – April to September

Incubation Period – 2 days

Metamorphosis Period – 18 days to 2 months

Special Features – Coloration includes grayish-brown to olive; have green warts on the body; each toe on the hind feet terminates in a sharp black point; possess two tubercles on each hind foot

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – United States, Mexico

World Population – Unknown, but considered to exceed 1,00,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Dry grassland, savannahs, open woodland

Diet – Insects like ants and beetles, different arthropods

Predators – Not known