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Eastern Narrowmouth Toad

Eastern narrowmouth toad is a relatively small species of toad found in the United States. It is not classified as a true toad, but so called as because it is terrestrial. The species is extremely fossorial.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Microhylidae
    Genus Gastrophryne
    Scientific Name Gastrophryne carolinensis


    Size Up to 5.3 cm (2.1 in)
    Color Brown and gray to green, often with black and white spots
    Distribution Southern Maryland, Florida Keys, Missouri, Texas
    Habitat Borders of swamps, pine forests, open woods, small streams, near ponds with fallen logs and other debris, sandy woodlands and hillsides, pine-oak uplands, urban habitats includes woodland lots, sandy pinelands
    Diet Ants, small beetles, termites, other various arthropods, small snails, mites, spiders
    Breeding Season Between March and September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 150 eggs
    Incubation Period 1.5 to 3.0 days
    Reproductive Age After 1 year of age
    Average Lifespan Around 6 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 5th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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