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Amargosa Toad

Amargosa toad is a true toad species belonging to the family Bufonidae, endemic to Nevada, United States. The species is nocturnal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Anaxyrus
    Scientific Name Anaxyrus nelsoni


    Size 3 to 5 in
    Color Buff to olive background color with a light stripe on the back along the backbone; whitish underside with scattered blotches that blends above the legs
    Distribution Nevada (United States)
    Habitat Along a 10-mile stretch of the Amargosa River in the Oasis Valley, Nevada and small areas of the nearby upland springs
    Diet Insects, spiders, scorpions
    Predators Bullfrog, crayfish, catfish
    Breeding Season February to June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 6.000 eggs
    Incubation Period 1 to 2 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period Around 4 to 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 9 to 12 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on May 14th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 5th May 2017.

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