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Fowler's Toad


Fowler's Toad
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Copyright: Wentzel Lee (lawentzel) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-28
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-28 10:56
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Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri)

DESCRIPTION: Like American Toad, but throat and belly is usually plain colored and has more warts (3 or more) in each dark spot on the back. 2 to 31/2 inches long.

HABITAT: Woodlands, often with sandy soil, such as Lake Michigan dune woodlands.

BREEDING: May-June, in ponds. Eggs in long strings. Tadpoles transform in mid to late summer. Tiny toadlets almost identical to American Toad.

VOICE: A short, bleating cry, like a lamb, but quite unlike the American Toad's trill.

RANGE AND STATUS: Extreme western and southern Lower Peninsula.

Information from Michigan's Department of Natural Resources ~ https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/


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