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Boreal Toad - Anaxyrus boreas boreas

(Baird and Girard, 1852)

(= Bufo boreas boreas)




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Anaxyrus boreas boreas



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Related or Similar Northwest Toads:

Rocky Mountain (Woodhouse's) Toad



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  Adult, Lane County,Oregon  
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Adult male, Thurston County, Washington, access courtesy of Jim Lynch, Ft. Lewis Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
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Juvenile, Lane County, Oregon Juvenile, Deschutes County, Oregon Juvenile, Deschutes County, Oregon
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  Adult, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada © Guntram Deichsel  
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Metamorph, Owyhee County, Idaho
© Bill Bachman
Metamorph, Owyhee County, Idaho
© Bill Bachman
 
     
Breeding Adults
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Males in calling position on lake, Thurston County, Washington, access courtesy of Jim Lynch, Ft. Lewis Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
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Adults in amplexus, Thurston County, Washington. Access to specimens courtesy of Jim Lynch, Ft. Lewis Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Nuptial pad on front foot of adult male, Thurston County, Washington. Specimen courtesy of Jim Lynch, Ft. Lewis Dept. of Fish and Wildlife  
     
Eggs and Tadpoles
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Tadpole, Deschutes County, Oregon
Tadpole, Deschutes County, Oregon Eggs are laid in strings similar to those of
California Toads.
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Tadpoles, Deschutes County, Oregon
Eyes are inset from the edge of the head.
Tadpoles, Deschutes County, Oregon
     
Habitat
Habitat, small lake,
Thurston County, Washington
Habitat, small lake,
Mason County, Washington
Habitat bog, 4,600 ft.,
Lane County, Oregon
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Habitat, lake and adjacent forest, KItsap County, Washington Habitat, lake on Mt. St. Helens, 3,600 ft., Skamania County, Washington.
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Habitat, meadow, 6,400 ft.,
Deschutes County, Oregon
Habitat, small forest creek, 6,400 ft., Deschutes County, Oregon Habitat, dense forest,
Mason County, Washington
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Breeding habitat with tadpoles, Deschutes County, Oregon Habitat, Owyhee County, Idaho
© Bill Bachman
 
     
Short Videos
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A toad gives a release call after he is picked up and gently grasped across the back. (It may sound like this toad is suffering, but it is not being harmed. This is a warning call, the same one he makes when another male toad comes into his territory or climbs onto his back and grabs him tightly with his legs.) An adult Boreal Toad hops around a coastal plain in Humboldt County.


 
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