Bufo fowleri


Common Names: Fowler's Toad
Category: Amphibians
Sub-category: Toads

Fowler's Toads are usually brown, gray, olive green and rust red in color and have black edged dark spots on its back, with a light middorsal stripe. In each of the dark spots there are found to be three or more 'warts'. The belly is usually whitish and almost completely unspotted. B. fowleri is noted for having a single dark spot on its otherwise spotless belly. Males are often found to be darker in color while females are found to be lighter. Its body measures between 5 to 9.5 cm in length.

Fowler's Toads prefer living in open woodlands, sand prairies, meadows, and beaches.

Edible Notes: Not known to be edible.
Warnings: Bufo toads have glands (behind the eyes) that are filled with Bufotoxin. Any animal attempting to eat the toad would experience a very unpleasant event as the toxin reacts with mucous lining of the mouth and tongue. Amphibians, like reptiles, can carry Salmonella, which is a potentially deadly bacteria. It is safer for you (and the amphibian) to not touch them or anything in the area where they live, but if you do: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water immediately after touching. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.
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