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Boreal Toad

Boreal toad is a subspecies of toad found in the United States and Canada. The toad is active both during the day as well at night. The creature can remain active at temperatures as low as 37º F.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Bufo
    Subgenus Anaxyrus
    Species Anaxyrus boreas
    Scientific Name Anaxyrus boreas boreas


    Size Males: 2.4–3.1 in
    Females: 2.9–3.9 in
    Weight 1.2-2.8 oz
    Color Brown to green with a distinct white stripe on the middle of the upper surface; underbelly is covered with numerous dark blotches
    Distribution Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Utah, northern New Mexico (United States); British Columbia (Canada)
    Habitat Lakes, marshes, bogs, ponds, shallow water at an elevation between 8,000–12,000 ft
    Diet A wide variety of insects and invertebrates like grasshoppers, beetles, flies, mosquitos
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in burrows
    Predators Snakes, raccoons, salamanders, birds of prey
    Breeding Season May to late July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3,000 to 8,000 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 10 days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 2 months
    Reproductive Age Male: Around 4 years of age
    Female: Around 6 years of age
    Average Lifespan 9 to 12 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 22nd 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 4th April 2017.

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