Arizona Toad

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

Several male Arizona Toads calling and interacting at night at the edge of a small creek next to a river in Washington County, Utah, including two examples of a male attempting amplexus with another male who then makes release calls. More

DESCRIPTION: The Arizona toad is distinguishable from other anurans in Arizona by weak or absent cranial crests, oval parotoid glands (length = 1. More

The advertisement call of the Arizona Toad is a fast high-pitched trill, averaging 5.7 seconds long, rising in pitch, and ending abruptly. Calls are made at night. More

The Arizona Toad (Bufo microscaphus) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to the United States. More

The Arizona Toad is a medium-sized (2-3 inch) plump toad, with relatively smooth (for a toad) olive, brown to pink skin with dark spots on the back. Usually the toad also has a light stripe or patch on the head and back. More

“The Arizona toad, which is basically just found in Arizona, has been considered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to be a sensitive species,” Sullivan said. This is most likely an effect of hybridization, he said. More

The Arizona Toad subspecies usually has dark spots on the back and his relatively smooth skin. It is the only subspecies found in Region 4. More

The Arizona Toad tends to habitat areas of shallow, flowing, permanent water over sandy or rocky substrates, usually in river canyons or foothill streams. Within these habitats, Arizona toads often select slower moving water or pools where the tree canopies are relatively open. More

The Arizona Toad (Bufo microscaphus) lives in parts Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico into Mexico. It is threatned because of habitat loss. The two images here show a captive animal at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona, in March, 2009. More

Hybridization with the Arizona Toad and the Red-spotted Toad has been noted. DISTRIBUTION: Occurs throughout Arizona except for the arid, western deserts (away from rivers and croplands), and the highest montane areas. More

The Arizona Toad occurs in isolated areas of the southwestern United States. In Utah, the Arizona Toad is found only in the southwestern portion of the state. This species inhabits streams, washes, irrigated crop lands, reservoirs, and uplands adjacent to water. More

Woodhouse's toad and to the detriment of the Arizona toad," said Sullivan, who earned his Ph.D. in zoology at ASU's Tempe campus in 1983 and has taught at the West campus since 1989. More

we want to protect the Arizona toad, we need to know what we did that caused this." Turns out these little toads (these two toads, like others, are species of frogs ) also are throwing traditional ecological definitions into a tailspin. More

The Arizona toad lays eggs on the bottoms of shallow, slow-moving streams. The diet of adults consists mainly of insects and snails, whereas larvae (tadpoles) consume plant matter and organic debris. More

Photograph of an Arizona Toad in the leavesCredit:©, Jeff Servoss Arizona Toad (Anaxyrus microscaphus), 6.3 Mb Photograph of an Arizona Toad on a rockCredit:©, Jeff Servoss Arizona Toad (Anaxyrus microscaphus), 3. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : microscaphus
Authority : (Cope, 1867)