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Gulf Coast Toad

Gulf coast toad is a species of medium-sized toad occurring in eastern and southeastern Mexico and Central America.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Incilius
    Scientific Name Incilius valliceps

    Size 5.1 to 10.2 cm (2 to 4 in)
    Color Nearly black, to shades of brown and gray upper surface with a characteristic white or yellowish  stripe down the center; yellow or cream  underside with light colored patches on the sides
    Distribution Eastern and southeastern Mexico and Central America
    Habitat Open grassland, light forest, semi-arid regions, suburban backyards
    Diet Small arthropod
    Breeding Season Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Metamorphosis Period 50 to 65 days
    Average Lifespan 10 years or more
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 19th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 8th April 2020.

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