Today is the twenty-third day of the April A to Z Challenge. I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names! See the introduction here.
Bufo Woodhousii – Woodhouse Toad
This good sized toad can reach 5″. Like most toads the woodhouse toad ranges in colors from light grey to brown with contrasting colored spots.
The B. Woodhousii is similar to other toads, but can be distinguished by the long oval parotoid glands and 2 horny tubercles on each hind foot.
This toad is nocturnal and its call sounds similar to a bleating sheep 1-3 seconds long.
B. woodhousii can be found throughout Central & SW U.S, along with portions of Mexico. They can inhibit grasslands, deserts, river valleys and agricultural areas. This is why the IUCN lists them as Least Concern.
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