DEEP: Eastern American Toad

Eastern American Toad

(Bufo a. americanus)

{Eastern American Toad}

IDENTIFICATION: A stocky, squat frog with numerous tubercles scattered on the dorsum and legs. Usually, one tubercle (wart) per pigmented spot. Legs are very spiny. Belly is dirty white with scattered black pigmentation. Females are considerably larger than males. Medium-large size, adults 50-85 mm body length.

This toad is found throughout Connecticut, except in the most urban areas. Its ability to exploit a wide variety of habitats accounts for its widespread occurrence. Road mortality may be significant in some areas of the state; this species, however, is presently considered to be secure within Connecticut.

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