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American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

American Toad Anaxyrus americanus

Amphibiorum > Anura > Bufonidae

Names in different Languages

GermanAmerikanische Kröte
EnglishAmerican Toad
FrenchCrapaud d'Amérique
SpanishSapo americano


This species lives in forests and flat grasslands and breeds in shallow pools or ponds. Preferred diet is insects and worms. For breeding, an adult returns to the same pool where it hatched. Thanks to kin recognition, the species is able to prevent incest.

How to Identify

The warts are a distinctive characteristics of this species.

Where When to Spot

If you see this species, it is more of a lucky event. American Toads are very good in hiding by adjusting their color to the environment and usually on the move. Can be found near water or far away.



2022-06-04Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2013-10-13Mont Rigaud