American toad


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Noun1.American toad - common toad of AmericaAmerican toad - common toad of America    
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
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Unlike the plain brown American toad, this spadefoot toad's two-inch-long body is mostly brown with two yellow-green splotchy stripes.
American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) American Toads are common in the area and have been observed on numerous occasions in the wooded sinkhole, in the cave entrance, and occasionally in downstream regions of the cave.
Rubin (1965a), on the other hand, found Fowler's toad (Anaxyrus fowleri) at 22 county localities but did not record a single American toad (the American toad has since been recorded for Vigo County, but it is not common).
More than 30 different species of frogs call our state home, ranging from the common American Toad to the endangered Mississippi Gopher Frog (Rana capito sevosa), with a population of only around 100 adults.
Edmonds said a captive American toad once lived to be 36.
We hypothesized that presence of a recently metamorphosed uncaged green frog would negatively impact American toad survival and growth compared to American toads reared with caged or no green frogs.
The American toad has a high-pitched tea kettle whistle, like a cheap referee's whistle.
The American Toad can eat over 80 flies in 10 minutes.
The presence of wetlands is indicated by the occurrence of the American Toad (Bufo americanus) and the Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), whose aquatic larvae are dependant on these situations.
The American Toad has a spotted belly, and one to two warts per spot on its back.
The American toad (5-9 cm in length) occurs in eastern South Dakota and is characterized by its brown color, with variable black and white spots having 1-2 warts per spot.
Michael Berrill of Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and his colleagues collected newly laid eggs of the wood frog, green frog, and American toad from the wild.

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