Arroyo Toad

The Arroyo Toad is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Arroyo Toad is a relatively small (2-3 inches snout-vent length) frog. Its coloration ranges from olive green or gray to light brown. More

The Arroyo toad (Bufo Californicus) is a stocky, blunt-nosed, warty-skinned species of toad, between 5 and 7.5 cm long. It has horizontal pupils, and is greenish, grey or salmon on the dorsum with a light-colored stripe across the head and eyelids. More

For arroyo toads, sand is de rigueur. Whether in a seasonal creek or during extended dry seasons, these toads endure harsh conditions by burrowing into sandy streamsides and sealing themselves within a thin shell of shed epidermis. More

Arroyo toads have perhaps the most specialized habitat requirements of any amphibian found in California. This small toad was once found throughout coastal rivers and streams from Monterey to San Diego counties, as well as in Baja California. More

A male Arroyo Toad calls three times at night from the edge of a creek in San Bernardino County. The video has been edited - the original calls were about a minute apart. More

Once the Arroyo Toad frolicked in streams throughout Southern California. Now it is endangered, and the source of great controversy. Here you will be able to find out more about this rare and wonderful species. More

habitat for the arroyo toad as a result of a settlement agreement in Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The critical habitat was designated in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and its amendments. More

Arroyo Toad Information Copies of the 2009 proposed rule to revise critical habitat for the arroyo toad and other supporting documents are available on the Internet at www.regulations. More

* States/US Territories in which the Arroyo toad is known to occur: California * US Counties in which the Arroyo toad is known to occur: View All * USFWS Refuges in which the Arroyo toad is known to More

The advertisement call of the Arroyo Toad is a fast musical trill, about 10 seconds, rising in pitch, and ending abruptly. Males call at night from shallow pools of slow-moving streams. Calling is not dependant on rainfall. More

STATUS: The arroyo toad is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. More

In the Sweetwater drainage, arroyo toads occur at various locations upstream of Sweetwater Reservoir into the foothill and low mountain zone. More

riparian, and upland habitats for the arroyo toad are on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Army. More

primary elements for the arroyo toad are those habitat components that are essential for the primary biological needs of foraging, breeding, growth of larvae (tadpoles) and juveniles, intra-specific communication, dispersal, migration, genetic exchange, and sheltering. More

The arroyo toad, a federal endangered species first listed as such in December 1994, is the cause of the closure. Arroyo toads breed and live in and adjacent to sandy pools along the Sespe - exactly the spots that summer visitors would choose. More

The southwestern arroyo toad, one of the "true toads,"is specialized for life in an unstable habitat. More

The southwestern Arroyo Toad was once found throughout coastal rivers and streams in southern and central California as well as into Mexican Baja California. More

The Arroyo toad of southern California has been getting a lot of attention with John Roberts More

acres of protected critical habitat for the endangered Arroyo toad in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties. The re-proposal comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity. More

range of the arroyo toad in the United States is within or near the assessment area. The species also extends down into Baja California, Mexico. More

In fact, the Arroyo toad’s habitat requirement is perhaps the most specialized of any amphibian found in California! This specialized habitat preference, coupled with many years of habitat destruction and disturbance has left the Arroyo toad among the most vulnerable too. More

Southern California, the Arroyo toad has lost 75 percent of its historic range and needs all of the protected habitat it can get if it is going to survive,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species program director with the Center for Biological Diversity. More

The endangered Arroyo Toad, or Bufo Californicus, has gained much needed support from Federal Wildlife Officials who have proposed designating over 109,000 acres as “critical habitat. More

News / Arroyo toad habitat to be protected U.S. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : californicus
Authority : (Camp, 1915)