Anaxyrus californicus

Anaxyrus californicus

Arroyo Toad
Arroyo (=arroyo southwestern) toad
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Overview

The Arroyo Toad is a relatively small (2-3 inches snout-vent length) toad. Its coloration ranges from olive green or gray to light brown. It can be distinguished from other toads by non-paired, symmetrical dorsal blotches, bicolored parotid glands that are dark posteriorly and light anteriorly as well as a light spot on the sacral humps. A prominent white "v-shaped" stripe crosses the top of the head between the eyes. It lacks a middorsal stripe. The belly is buff-white and often lacks spots. Locomotion is generally in the form of hopping as opposed to walking or taking large jumps.

Scientific Name

Anaxyrus californicus
Common Name
Arroyo Toad
Arroyo (=arroyo southwestern) toad
FWS Category
Amphibians
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