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Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program

American Toad

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Herp Atlas 1992-1998 Survey

  • The map below shows the distribution of the American Toad in Massachusetts based on the original intensive volunteer survey that took place from 1992-1998.
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Updated Distribution Map

Anaxyrus americanus

American Toad
American Toad

The American toad is the common hop-toad of back yards and gardens. It’s warty, ungraceful appearance belies a quite beautiful voice that is typically heard in early spring. The long, melodious trill typically lasts 8-15 seconds but can be as much as 30 seconds long. The calls of American toads can be heard emanating from pond edges, beaver impoundments, and open vernal pools.

 

 

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