Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Gastrophryne carolinensis carolinensis

This “toad” is not a true toad—it does not have any warts and its skin is very moist and slick. Eastern Narrow-mouths are small frogs, only growing to about 1 and ¼ inches. They may be black, brown, or gray and usually have some type of pattern on their backs. They have long, thin, unwebbed toes. As their name suggests, they all have a narrow, pointed snout. A small fold of skin can sometimes be seen on the top of their head between their eyes. They can be found in a great variety of natural habitats, but also occur in suburban neighborhoods. They breed in the summer in grassy areas at the edges of ponds and also in ditches and flooded fields. Their call is a loud “maaaaaaaaaaa,” that sounds like a sheep.

 

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