Oak Toad

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

The Oak Toad or Anaxyrus quercicus, is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to the coastal regions of southeastern United States. It is regarded as the smallest species of toad in North America, with a length from 19 to 33 mm (0. More

Description and Size: The oak toad is the smallest toad in the U.S., reaching a length of approximately 1.5 inches. Their backs range in color from dark brown to light gray and they will frequently have 3 or 4 pairs of dark spots. More

toad and southern toad) are often mistaken for oak toads, but this species may be distinguished by the prominent whitish, yellowish or orange stripe running from the tip of the snout down the entire length of its back, and the large dark spots on its back that are arranged in More

Adult Oak Toads are tiny, ranging in size from 0.75 to 1.5 inches long. Description: Oak Toads are warty frogs with small oval glands on the shoulders. More

The Oak Toad, Bufo quercicus, is the smallest toad in North America reaching sizes up to 1.3 in. In addition to its small size, is easily identified by the size of its relatively long parotid glands. More

OAK TOADS (BUFO QUERCICUS) ON A FLORIDA LANDSCAPE" Herpetologica 61 no. 4: 422-434. Link Cited by 2 * Hamilton Jr, WJ "Notes on the Ecology of the Oak Toad in Florida" Herpetologica 11 no. More

The tiny oak toad is the smallest toad in North America, at 3 cm (1.2 in) or less in length. Unlike most toads of the Bufo genus, this one is active during the day. More

The Oak Toad, however, is most often seen during daylight hours. This is the smallest North American toad. Watch for it rummaging around in ground litter and debris. More

75 inches, oak toads are the smallest toads in North America. They can be identified by their light mid-dorsal stripe, variable brown and black spots, and proportionally large paratoid glands. Oak toads, unlike most toad species, are usually active during the day. More

Notes on the ecology of the oak toad in Florida. Herpetologica 11:205-210. Ashton, R. E., Jr., and R. Franz. 1979. Bufo quercicus. Cat. Am. Amph. Rep. 222.1-222.2. Mount, R. H. 1975. The Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama. More

The Oak Toad is more active during the day than other toads, and is insectivorous. It prefers open woodlands with little underbrush and an abundance of grass. More

The Oak Toad (classified by scientists as Bufo quercicus), is a very small gray-brown animal with a white or yellowish stripe on its back. Sometimes it will have black splotches on its back as well. The Oak Toad has a short head and pointed nose. More

Color is variable and Oak Toads, like this one, can be almost black. The color of the warts and stripe is also variable, but even in a dark toad the stripe will show. Underside. More

The Oak Toad is found in southern pine woods in areas with loose, sandy soils. It is also active primarily during the day, in contrast to most other toads of the genus Bufo . More

A portrait of an Oak Toad (Bufo quercicus) photographed in Florida. This toad's front left hand was deformed. All text and photographs More

The Oak Toad (Bufo quercicus) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. More

The oak toad breeds in shallow pools, ditches, and ponds. Habitats used during other seasons are associated with pine or oak savannas with sandy soils. Unique habitat features include vernal pools and freshwater wetlands (pocosins). More

The oak toad is the only species of Anaxyrus (formerly Bufo) not known to hybridize. More

Oak toads are abundant in southern pine wood habitats. Wright (1932; Wright and Wright, 1949) reported as early as 1921 that they were locally abundant in the Okefenokee Swamp (Georgia). More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : quercicus
Authority : (Holbrook, 1840)