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Houston Toad

Houston toad is a species of toad found only in Texas in the United States. The species is nocturnal.



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


    Size Male: 4.5 to 7 cm
    Female: 5.2 to 8 cm
    Color Generally brown, but can range from black to purplish gray, sometimes with green patches
    Distribution Texas (United States)
    Habitat Pine and oak woodlands, savanna
    Diet Insects, small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernate during winter and aestivation during hot and dry summer months
    Predators Snakes, large birds, turtles, raccoons, other frogs
    Breeding Season February – March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2,000 – 6,000 eggs
    Incubation Period Within 7 days
    Metamorphosis Period 15 to 100 days
    Reproductive Age Male: 1 year of age
    Female: 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 2 to 3 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on April 24th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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