Found under rotten log
little guy was getting washed away with the rain down the street
(Gastrophryne carolinensis) Monroe County, IL
A student found it on the nature trail.
The Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis) is a species of microhylid frog. It is a relatively small, toad-like amphibian found in damp, shady habitats. The species is highly fossorial, and feeds primarily on ants. These North American microhylids (Family: Microhylidae) are distinguished from true toads (genus Bufo), and other anurans due to their moist, smooth skin, their lack of eardrum or tympanum, it’s distinguishable squat body shape, and the unique fold of skin superior to their...