University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program

Fowler's Toad

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Herp Atlas 1992-1998 Survey

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

Anaxyrus fowleri

Fowler's Toad

Fowler’s toads resemble American toads in appearance but can be easily distinguished from them by voice. Fowler’s toad calls are sharp, high nasal trills issued in short blasts lasting 1-4 seconds. These toads are relatively common on the coast and are less common inland. They breed in freshwater or brackish ponds, marshes and vernal pools.



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