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

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

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Recent observations

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What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

packardr90

Date

September 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 3, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

samanthaddgreen

Date

January 29, 2016 04:44 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

cdegroof

Date

January 23, 2016 11:15 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Burrowed in the mud

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 21, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

deejay

Date

January 16, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 14, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 13, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

wendy_h

Date

January 10, 2016 12:53 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

a3d3vyth

Date

January 9, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I found a squished toad, caked in mud, quite by accident. I actually kicked it with my foot on accident (I didn't step on it, it was long dead; look at the desiccation). Anyway, an ID would be appreciated. I think this is a California Toad ~ Bufo boreas halophilus.

Again, ID's appreciated!

Also attached is an image of a large puddle. Could this be a vernal pool and/or breeding habitat for this toad population? The toad was about a mile away from the pond/pool/puddle.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 7, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

dominic

Date

December 28, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Cool to find an alive one. It was really cold so he really didn't move letting me get a few pics of him.

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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.