Wild Florida Photo - Anaxyrus terrestris

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Anaxyrus terrestris

SOUTHERN TOAD

Synonym: Bufo terrestris

Florida native

 

Southern toads may be found in sandy ares, cultivated fields, hammocks and pine barrens throughout Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal plain from the Florida parishes of Louisiana into southeastern Virginia.
These toads can be from 4.4-11.4cm (1-3/4 - 4-1/2 in.) long, spotted and mottled with coloring from brick red to black. The underside is light with no spots. The males are typically smaller than the females. They feed mainly on small invertebrates and are known to eat nearly anything that they can swallow. They are most active at night, often burrowing into the ground during the day.
All North American members of the Bufo genus are now considered by most experts to be of the genus Anaxyrus.

 
Anaxyrus terrestris is a member of the Bufonidae - Bufonidés, Bufonids, Crapauds & Toads family.

Other species of the Anaxyrus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Anaxyrus quercicus - OAK TOAD
  View  Anaxyrus fowleri - FOWLER'S TOAD



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Date record last modified:
Apr 21, 2013









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