Texas Toad

The Texas 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 Texas Toad, Bufo speciosus, is a medium size toad reaching lengths in excess of 3 inches. They are generally a gray to brown coloration with a scattering of dark blotches on their back. Unlike many other species, the Texas Toad has no middorsal stripe. More

The Texas Toad (Bufo speciosus) is a species of small (3") toad native to the United States, primarily in the state of Texas, but it ranges north into Oklahoma, west into New Mexico and south into Mexico. More

of water can turn into a swarming mass of Texas Toads in just a few hours. Look For : A uniformly colored, greenish to brownish, plump toad with small warts. Call is a very short, high-pitched trill repeated frequently; oval vocal sac. More

The Texas Toad was the right amphibian for the job, said Texas Toad campaign spokes-student Hannah Spitler in an interview with The Facts. "It has the word ‘Texas’ in its name." Once the election drew to a close, the students contacted state Rep. More

The advertisement of the Texas Toad is a short ratcheting or trill, repeated quickly. . More

Texas toad - nocturnal burrowing toad of mesquite woodland and prairies of the United States southwestBufo speciosustrue toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a More

The Texas toad, a large, chubby toad, is olive to grayish-brown with greenish warts in darker spots. Its foot tubercles are often black and sharp. The inner tubercles on the undersides of the hind feet are sickle-shaped. The Texas toad has oval parotoid glands. More

The Texas toad won!” Within a few months, the species — recognized as one of the state’s most common and abundant toads — nabbed the thumb’s-up from the 81st Legislature. More

that would make the Texas Toad the official amphibian of Texas. The legislation passed the state House and Senate before it was signed by Gov. Rick Perry in June. The designation calls attention to the imperiled status of many amphibians throughout the state and the nation. More

PhotoThe underside of the Texas toad is buff, or pale. Notice the roughness of the skin, and notice how the front feet are turned inward (pigeontoed). PhotoA toad from below is regal. More

election to nominate the Texas toad as their choice for state amphibian. Their efforts to get a state amphibian named date back to 2007, and were featured in a San Antonio Express-News story. More

An east Texas toad (Bufo velatus) found in the Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area, Texas. Photo taken by Andrew Brinker in summer 2005. More

The Texas toad was proclaimed that creature by the 81st Texas Legislature, and Monday, state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, presented House Concurrent Resolution 18 to Danbury fifth-graders who helped make it happen. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : speciosus
Authority : (Girard, 1854)