AmphibiaWeb - Anaxyrus quercicus


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Anaxyrus quercicus (Holbrook, 1840)
Oak Toad
family: Bufonidae
genus: Anaxyrus

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
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National Status None
Regional Status None
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Anaxyrus quercicus is a very small toad with a maximum snout-vent length of 32 mm. The head is short with a pointed snout. Dorsal coloration is brown to silver grey with a cream to orange colored mid- dorsal stripe. There are 4-5 dark unconnected blotches on either side of this stripe. The ventral side is granular and cream colored. There is black banding on the arms and legs. The parotoids are tear-shaped, and descend on the sides to the inferior edge of the tympanum.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia


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View Bd and Bsal data (6 records).
Distribution is restricted to the southeastern region of the United States: east and south of the Fall Line and east of the Mississippi River.


Ashton, R. E., Jr. and Franz, R. (1963). ''Bufo quercicus.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 222.1-222.2.

Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2000-01-17)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2012-08-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2012 Anaxyrus quercicus: Oak Toad <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 23, 2024.

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