Globally near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Spanish
    • Sapo occidental
    • Sapo de Baja California
    • Sapo del oeste
  • French
    • crapaud de l'Ouest
  • Scientific Names
    • Anaxyrus boreas
    • Bufo boreas
    • Bufo politus
  • English
    • Western Toad

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Recent observations

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 22, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Western Toad found in the early evening after the first light rains of the season. One of two seen on a short stretch of trail. Fort Ord, Monterey County, CA

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

maddieology

Date

July 3, 2015 06:13 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

microm

Date

June 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

My little compost pile attract insects therefore it attracts toads.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

elfaulkner

Date

June 29, 2015 06:35 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

microm

Date

June 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It was already dark when I was watering a few plants and I saw something hopping. I thought it was a mouse but upon approaching it, there is was: A large Southern California Toad. :-)

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Square

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

cdegroof

Date

June 29, 2015 07:54 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

tosteve

Date

June 27, 2015 11:19 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

At least 8 juvenile seen above 4000 ft elevation on the Goat Mt trail. Some in the trees and some in the alpine meadows.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

dmontijo

Date

July 16, 2014 09:44 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I think it's either an arroyo toad or a Southern California toad?

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

faerthen

Date

June 24, 2015 11:26 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

kwgagel

Date

June 23, 2015 03:41 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observed in a puddle on a walking path in Forests for the World, Prince George, BC. This specimen appeared to have very little in the way of webbed feet. Approximately 4 cm in body length.

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) more commonly known as Bufo boreas (both names accurate) is a large toad species, between 5.6 and 13 cm long, of western North America. It has a white or cream dorsal stripe, and is dusky gray or greenish dorsally with skin glands concentrated within the dark blotches. Its parotoid glands are oval, widely separated, and larger than the upper eyelids. It has a mottled venter and horizontal pupils but lacks cranial crests.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.