Fowler’s Toad


Scientific name : Anaxyrus fowleri/Bufo fowleri

Family : Bufonidae

Native to : West Virginia, United States

Interesting fact : When attacked by predators, they sometimes lie still on their backs and act dead.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The fowler’s toad is a rusty brown frog covered in spots and warts living in freshwaters. They camouflage well with their colours. Skin warts and glands behind the eye produce toxin to avoid predators. These toads remain active in the day but burrow underground to avoid hot summers and cold winters. They don’t like to eat earthworms but prey on other insects.

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