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Eastern American Toad

Eastern American toad is a medium-sized subspecies of toad found in the United States. It is one of the subspecies of the American toad.



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


    Size 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in); largest recorded specimen measures 11.1 cm (4.4 in)
    Color Gray, greenish gray, or various shades of brown with dark spots on the back; white belly with dark gray mottling
    Distribution United States  (abundant in the state of Ohio)
    Habitat Woodlands, fields, agricultural and urban areas
    Diet Crickets, ants, earthworms, mealworms, slugs, spiders, moths, centipedes, other small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Snakes, birds, raccoons
    Breeding Season Late March to early May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Incubation Period 2 to 10 days
    Metamorphosis Period 6 to 8 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 25th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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