Field Guide to Maryland's Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)
Fowler’s Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri)
- 2-3 inches
- Record - 3¾ inches
- Three or more warts in each of the large dark spots on a brown, grey or greenish back.
- A light line often bisects the back from between the eyes to the lower back.
- It has a comparatively unspotted chest and belly.
- No enlarged warts on the arms.
- A parotoid gland that touches the ridge behind the eye.
- This is the most common toad on the Coastal Plain. May hybridize with American Toad.
- Primarily in areas with sandy soils, but can be found in most habitats, from fields to forests.
- Breeds in shallow wet depressions, roadside ditches, and shallow margins of permanent bodies of water.
- Onset of breeding is later than American Toads, from late April through July.
Photo of Habitat for Fowler's Toad courtesy of Andy Becker
How to Find:
Distribution in Maryland:
Fowler’s toads can be found throughout Maryland.
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