Black toad is a species of true toad found in California in the United States. It is confined to scattered oases in the Deep Springs Valley of Inyo County, California. The species is more aquatic than other species of toad in California. The toad is diurnal and crepuscular, turning mostly nocturnal during the heat of late spring and summer.
|Scientific Name||Anaxyrus exsul|
|Other Names||Inyo toad, Deep Springs toad|
|Size||Around 5 cm (2 in)|
|Color||Black base color covered with white and tan speckles; a white midline running down the spine from head to rump|
|Distribution||California (United States)|
|Habitat||Watercourses, irrigation ditches, marshes formed by water flow from springs surrounded by cold desert grasslands|
|Hibernation Fact||Hibernate in burrows during winter|
|Breeding Season||Late March to May|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Incubation Period||5 days|
|Metamorphosis Period||3 to 5 weeks|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Vulnerable|
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Published on April 24th 2017 by staff under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.