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American Toad - Anaxyrus americanus

This species lives in forests and flat grasslands and breeds in shallow pool or ponds . It eats insects and worms. Returns for breeding to the same pool but thanks to kin recognition is able to prevent incest.

Common Names

  • American Toad (en)
  • Sapo americano (es)
  • Crapaud d'Amérique (fr)
  • Amerikanische Kröte (de)


  • Anura
  • Bufonidae
  • Anaxyrus americanus

Where & When to Spot

I saw this species only once in a forest close to Mont Rigaud.

How to Identify

The warts are a distinctive characteristics of this species.


American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

My one and only toad seen in the Montreal area. Its colours perfectly match the surround fallen leaves in autumn.

mont-rigaud - 2013-10-13

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 131mm; Exposure 1/160; Aperture f5.6; Iso 250;

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