Anaxyrus debilis
Green Toad, Eastern Green Toad (B. d. debilis), Western Green Toad (B. d. insidior)
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from Colorado and Kansas in the USA (Conant and Collins, 1991) to Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits arid and semiarid plains, valleys, and foothills in grasslands and desert shrublands. It burrows in soil or hides under rocks, in cracks in soil, or in rodent burrows when inactive. Eggs and larvae develop in the shallow water of temporary ponds, rain pools, and pools along intermittent streams.


This species is widespread and at least locally common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

This species is found within the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve and Cuatro Cienegas Ecological Reserve in Mexico. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Geoffrey Hammerson, Georgina Santos-Barrera 2004. Anaxyrus debilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54626A11177308. .Downloaded on 12 December 2018


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