AMERICAN TOADAnaxyrus americanus
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Typically a shade of brown, color can change based on temperature, humidity and other factors
50-105 millimeters with females being larger
Up to 10 years
Over 36 years
Native from northeastern Canada and to the south as far as Texas
Forest, wetlands, shrublands and grasslands
2-14 days to hatch; 40-70 days until metamorphose
Adults are considered carnivores while tadpoles are considered herbivores. Adults feed on insects and other invertebrates; tadpoles feed on algae.
During the day, these toads hide under rocks and logs. American Toads are nocturnal and are more active during warm and humid nights.
1. American toads are the most populated toad species in North America.
2. Contrary to popular belief, touching an American toad will not give a you warts.