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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Bufo boreas Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

robert_twombley

Date

July 11, 2014

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Description

This B. boreas was observed crossing a dirt road at night. This was the second B. boreas seen that night.

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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jorgehvaldez

Date

January 17, 2012

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Description

Under a wood board

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California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

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naturespotter

Date

April 10, 2015

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Description

Photo by Suzanne Zubak

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

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steviekgold

Date

April 7, 2015 08:29 PM PDT

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Bufo boreas Anaxyrus boreas

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tortugateague2

Date

March 29, 2015

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Description

Approximately 15 spawning western toads; males. In shallows where Shady Creek reaches the impoundment formed by the check dam over which Shady Creek Dr. crosses the creek. Observed at night in kayak at about 8:30 to 9 PM.

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What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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richardwasson

Date

April 4, 2015

Place

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Description

Pond below David house.

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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asemerdj

Date

April 2, 2015 02:45 PM PDT

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What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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hawnzd

Date

March 31, 2015

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Description

Many pairs in amplexus actively laying egg strands while we were conducting our survey.

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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jorgehvaldez

Date

October 16, 2014

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What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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tunefultoad

Date

March 24, 2015 09:28 PM PDT

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Description

These guys were out in force tonight. Encountered 5 on the road, and one swimming in the pond. I still have not located confirmed breeding pools.

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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loloscheiner

Date

March 21, 2015 10:07 AM PDT

Place

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

March 21, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

Place

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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.