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TEXAS TOAD

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. The widely spaced parotid glands are about half as wide as they are long as seen in the photos on this page. The only really distinct characteristic of the Texas Toad are the 2 black tubercles on each of the hind feet.

Ten Facts about Texas Toad

  1. Length can be 2-3 5/8" (5.1-9.2 cm).
  2. They belong to the Bufonidae family.
  3. These Toads have enlarged gland on the side of the neck, one behind each eye. These glands secrete a viscous white poison.
  4. Voice: An abrupt high-pitched trill.
  5. Breeding occurs between April to September, after heavy rains.
  6. Mostly founds in Prairie grasslands and open woodlands, adapted for dry conditions.
  7. It is nocturnal and burrows in the loose soil.
  8. In North America, Bufo speciosus is found in Texas and Northern Mexico. In Texas, it is seen throughout most of the state, except East Texas and the western Panhandle.
  9. Life span is 4-5 years.
  10. Males make noice to attract females.



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