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Great Plains Toad

The Great Plains toad, mostly living under burrows, is a farmer-friendly species since it cuts down the number of worms, detrimental for agriculture. It is abundant in the Great Plains of the U.S that is why it is named as such.



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


    Size 2-4.5 in (5-11.43 cm)
    Color Gray, green , and brown, with dark spots or speckles all over the body
    Call Quick and repetitive chirping call
    Distribution United States and Mexico
    Habitat Grassland with loose soil
    Diet Cutworms of various types
    Breeding Season Spring and summer
    Breeding Age 3-5 years
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (external fertilization)
    Clutch Size Around 2,000 eggs
    Average Lifespan Around 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 4th 2019 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 4th November 2019.

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