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

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  • Spanish
    • Sapo del oeste
    • Sapo de Baja California
    • sapo occidental
  • Scientific Names
    • Anaxyrus boreas
    • Bufo boreas
    • Bufo politus
  • English
    • Western Toad

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Recent observations

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What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

zabbey

Date

April 9, 2014

Description

Millions of tadpoles in this pond

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

michellevvargas

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

Found under a piece of scrap metal. Skin was very dry and bumpy.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

adracola

Date

April 18, 2014 08:50 PM PDT

Description

Single individual found out in airplane junkyard walking about.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

james3

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

I'd originally IDed these as pseudacris tadpoles, but an experienced herper on Flickr corrected me. I'm excited about this one, as if he's right, this would mark the first time CA Toads have bred in this pond in close to a decade!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

natureali

Date

April 11, 2014 04:52 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Wind Wolves Preserve

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

teresavignale

Date

April 11, 2014 01:57 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

sedgwickdirector

Date

April 10, 2014 12:45 PM PDT

Description

In same hole as last year

Photos / Sounds

What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Date

April 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bufo boreas Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

aigomesu

Date

March 25, 2014 09:03 PM PDT

Description

Two individuals found, both encountered on middle of Corral Trail after heavy rain. Map and pictures are referring to the first individual. Second individual was found approximately 150 feet away from first one, closer to Henry Coe Headquarters (where Visitor Center is).

Photos / Sounds

What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

james3

Date

March 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Date

June 19, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

chrispherp

Date

March 1, 2014 09:43 PM PST

Description

Another one.

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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.