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Red-spotted Toad - Anaxyrus punctatus

(Baird and Girard, 1852)

(= Bufo punctatus)
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Adult, Santa Cruz County, Arizona Adult, Pima County, Arizona Adult, Pima County, Arizona
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Adult, Santa Cruz County, Arizona Underside of adult, Pima County, Arizona Recently-metamorphosed juvenile, Washington County, Utah
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Recently-metamorphosed juvenile, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Recently-metamorphosed juvenile,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
Recently-metamorphosed juvenile, Washington County, Utah
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Adult male calling at night,
Pima County, Arizona
Male and female in amplexus, with eggs on bottom of pool, San Bernardino County, California © Todd Battey  
Red-spotted Toad eggs Red-spotted Toad eggs Red-spotted Toad eggs
Red-spotted Toads lay their eggs singly or in a small cluster. Other North American toads lay their eggs in strings. Two small egg clusters on aquatic vegetation at the surface of a small pool in a desert wash in Yavapai County, Arizona. Eggs, San Bernardino County, California
© Todd Battey
Red-spotted Toad tadpole Red-spotted Toad tadpole  
Tadpole, Riverside County, California
Tadpole, Riverside County, California  
     
Habitat
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Habitat and breeding pool, a small creek in the Pajarito Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
Habitat, Yavapai County, Arizona Habitat, Yavapai County, Arizona
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  Habitat, Washington County, Utah
 
     
Short Videos
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Several calling male Red-spotted toads at night in a desert creekbed in Yavapai County, Arizona, refuse to call while the camera lights are on them. A male Red-spotted Toad calls at night in San Diego County, California. California Treefrogs are calling in the background. Red-spotted Toad tadpoles in a small desert pond in San Diego County, California.
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Tiny toadlets still transforming from tadpoles crawl around on a mat of algae in a desert pond in San Diego County, California.
   



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