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Canadian Toad

Canadian toad is a relatively small species of toad occurring in Canada and the United States. It is a true toad species.

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

    Other Names Dakota toad
    Size Around 7.6 cm (3 in)
    Weight Between 35 and 55 g
    Color Brown with a median yellowish line on the back and two to three rows of medium sized brown spots on each side of it; each spot has one to two redder color tubercles at the center
    Distribution Canada and United States
    Habitat Close to ponds, lakes and potholes throughout the prairies and aspen parkland ; breeding habitat include shallow margins of permanent water, temporary ponds and puddles
    Diet Mainly insects like beetles, ants, wasps, bees, sawflies; also feed on small spiders
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Snakes, birds, raccoons, other mammals
    Breeding Season Late April to September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 6000 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 5 days
    Metamorphosis Period 7 to 11 weeks
    Reproductive Age Around 3 years of age
    Average lifespan 7 to 12 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 13th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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