Monday, August 12, 2013

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

When I'm bored I can do a fine narrow-mouthed toad call...

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
(Gastrophryne carolinensis)

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad by Dirk Stevenson


Usually 1 to 1.25 in.


Back is gray, brown, reddish, or black. Each side may be marked with a faint stripe, often partially obscured by splotches of pigment. Skin is smooth. Head is narrow and pointed, with a fold of skin (often inconspicuous) across the body just behind the head. Toes are long and unwebbed.


April to October; eggs are laid in a surface film. Call is a long, bleating waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. To hear frog calls, visit the USGS Frog Call Lookup and select the species you want to hear from the common name drop-down list.


Ants, termites, small beetles, other tiny invertebrates


Under leaf litter or burrowed in soils of habitats with loose soils, including sandhills, scrubs, pine-oak forests, and bottomland forests. Breeds in wet, grassy areas, including pond edges, marshes, and flooded fields and ditches.

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