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 occidental
    • Sapo del oeste

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Recent observations

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What

Western toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

wildmatt

Date

September 2, 2014 08:50 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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asemerdj

Date

May 21, 2014 10:08 PM PDT

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

microm

Date

August 29, 2014

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Description

I was digging up some Vinca under an old Elderberry when I heard a sound and saw this HUGE toad, 6 inches long or more, coming out of a hole he had dug in the soft ground.

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Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas) Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

rallin

Date

August 18, 2013

Place

Mouth of Cove Creek, on Slocan Lake (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

microm

Date

August 25, 2014

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Description

My little buddy came back on the wood deck to look for moisture and something to eat, in the evening, I guess.

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What

California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

Observer

sekihiker

Date

August 23, 2014 09:29 AM PDT

Place

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Description

Found this toad belly-up on one of the steps into my swimming pool. This one is the largest dead toad I've removed from the pool. From nose to tail it was about 4 cm. Many smaller ones, as many as five per morning, have been scooped from the pool, all dead. I hope some are surviving. I think they might be eating insects in my back yard which is pretty wild in places.

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Southern California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

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naturespotter

Date

August 17, 2014 05:50 PM PDT

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Description

Adult; photo by Niessa Munoz

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

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Description

@10am thousands of toadlets and froglets hunkering in coyote footprints in mud in area. Many dessicated seen nearby. This (perhaps previous year's juvenile) seen actively hopping around near the footprints. In annual flood area. Regular herpers have not seen any amphibians in this specific area since- as of 5-2014

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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gregpauly

Date

August 16, 2014 10:08 PM AKDT

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Description

Observed at UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Field Station.

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

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jzzipkin

Date

August 11, 2014 11:59 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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California Toad Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus

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csavy

Date

October 16, 2013

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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.