Fowler's Toad

The Fowler's Toad is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Species Description: Fowler's toad looks similar to the American toad, though it is slightly smaller and has several subtle distinguishing features. It has 3 or more warts within each dark spot on its back. More

Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family found in North America. More

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* Fowler's toad has a white venter, with a small dark spot in the pectoral region, whereas the American toad tends to have many dark spots on ventral side. More

Distribution of the Fowler's Toad in Ohio. An adult Fowler's Toad. Hear the frog's call! Species Description: Snout-vent length 5 to 7.5 cm (2 to 3 inches). Dorsal color brown, tan, gray, or light green. More

The Fowler's toad was named in honor of S.P. Fowler, an early naturalist from Massachusets. More

The shaded region represents the range of the Fowler's toad in North Carolina. More

Fowler's Toad was previously considered a subspecies of the Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousii fowleri), but researchers now regard it as a separate species, Bufo fowleri. This specimen to the left is from New Hampshire. More

Distribution: Fowler's Toad is found only in the Florida panhandle. Habitat: It prefers to live in backyards, temporary rain ponds, irrigation ditches and marshes near sandy areas. Size: They range in length from 2 - 3.25 inches. More

Fowler's toads can be identified on the road (by professional toadwatchers) while driving at speeds in excess of 60 mph. More

Fowler's Toad is not very plump or squat. It can be identified by a long white stripe that runs down its back and by counting the warts on each darker spot. This species of toad should have at least three warts on each spot. More

Features: Fowler's Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri) is a medium-sized toad which lives on sandy beaches and breeds in marshy shallows of lakes or permanent ponds. In Ontario, individuals are gray with a few dark blotches; elsewhere, the toads are brown. More

The Fowler's toad is a southern species with its center of distribution in Connecticut confined to the coastal and low-lying portions of the state, as well as the Central Connecticut Lowland. More

The Fowler's toad, Bufo woodhousii fowleri, is a stout anuran with dry, coarse skin (Klemens 1993). It has a complicated nomenclatorial history. Discrepancies in its specific epithet are prevalent in recent literature (i.e. woodhousei/woodhousii). More

The Fowler's Toad is commonly dull colors like brown, gray, and sometimes a yellowish color compared to other toads. They are also somewhat difficult to catch. Feeding: A Fowler's Toad's diet consists of the same food you would feed most toads. More

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Fowler's Toad has three or more warts in each big dark splotch on its back. Its chest and belly are whitish in color, unspeckled with black or brown. This toad reaches 5 - 7 cm (2 - 3 in) in length as an adult. More

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Following Smith (1934), Woodhouse's toads and Fowler's toads had been considered conspecific as subspecies of Bufo woodhousii (also spelled woodhousei) by most, but not all, authorities. Frost (1975), too, listed fowleri as a junior synonym of Bufo woodhousii but acknowledged that this taxonomy was controversial. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : fowleri
Authority : (Hinckley, 1882)