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Red Spotted Toad

Red spotted toad is a species of toad occurring in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The toad is nocturnal and remain underground or underneath surface objects during daytime.



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


    Size 3.7 to 7.5 cm (1.5 to 3.0 in)
    Color Light gray, olive or reddish brown upper surface with reddish or orange skin glands; whitish or buff underside with or without faint dark spots
    Distribution Southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
    Habitat Along rocky streams, riverbeds in arid or semi-arid regions, deserts; breeding habitats include seasonal pools, temporary rain puddles
    Diet Variety of invertebrates
    Predators Snakes, birds, small mammals
    Breeding Season April to September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 30 to 5000 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 3 days
    Metamorphosis Period 6 to 8 weeks
    Average Lifespan Up to11.3 years in captivity
    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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