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Fowler’s Toad

Fowler’s toad is a species of toad native to eastern United States and Canada. The species is generally terrestrial and nocturnal.

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

    Size 5 to 9.5 cm
    Color Brown, gray, olive green or rust red with dark warty spots; a pale stripe on the back; uniformly whitish belly with one dark spot
    Distribution Eastern United States and Canada
    Habitat Open woodlands, meadows, sand prairies, beaches; breeding habitats include open, shallow waters like ponds, lakeshores and marshes
    Diet Insects, other small terrestrial invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Snakes, birds, small mammals
    Breeding Season May – June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 7,000 to 10,000 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 7 days
    Metamorphosis Period Within 2 months
    Reproductive Age 1 to 3 years
    Average Lifespan Around 5 years
    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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