American Toad - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Amphibian, Urban Adapter

  • Measures 2-3.5 inches long
  • Range is throughout most of the eastern United States, but not in parts of some southeastern states and absent in all of Florida
  • Toads have rough, relatively dry skin ranging in color from brown to reddish to light green with bumps on the back. There is a large bump (also called paratoid gland) behind each eye
  • Habitat includes wooded areas, overgrown grassy areas, wetlands, and yards
  • Insectivore