Woodhouse Toad

Woodhouse Toad

Scientific Name – Anaxyrus woodhousii

Classification – Bufonidae

Baby Name – Tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot, lump, nest, or knob

Average Length – Up to 12.7 cm (5 in)

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – April to June

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Grayish or yellowish-brown outer surface with small dark spots; a white stripe running along the spine; pale and unspotted underside; head is thick with rounded snout; wide waist with short hind legs; rough and warty skin

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – United States, Mexico

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Lowland riparian corridors, wooded land near streams and rivers; at higher elevations, it occupies wet meadows, ponds, lakes and reservoirs; also found in urban environments, canals, irrigated agricultural land

Diet – Variety of arthropods like sowbugs, ants, bees, scorpions, insect larvae, spiders

Predators – Tadpoles fall prey to fishes whereas adults are preyed upon by raccoons, skunks, snakes, birds