American Toad

This species lives in forests and flat grasslands and breeds in shallow pool or ponds . It eats insects and worms. Returns for breeding to the same pool but thanks to kin recognition is able to prevent incest.

How to Identify?

The warts are a distinctive characteristics of this species.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & When to Spot?

I saw this species only once in a forest close to Mont Rigaud.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Amerikanische Kröte [de]
American Toad [en]
Sapo americano [es]
Crapaud d'Amérique [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Anaxyrus americanus


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