Toad found in shallow sandy creek.
Arroyo Toad observed on sandy trail upland from creek at 21:05. chaparral
Arroyo Toad observed on sandy trail upland from creek at 21:02. chaparral
Arroyo Toad observed on sandy trail upland from creek at 20:52. chaparral
Arroyo Toad observed upland from creek on a sandy trial at 20:50. chaparral
Arroyo Toad observed upland from creek on sandy trail at 20:48. chaparral
Adult male observed vocalizing in stream at 20:39. chaparral-oak woodland riparian
Adult male vocalizing in stream at 20:01. chaparral-oak woodland riparian
Adult female observed on sandy trail at 20:01. chaparral-oak woodland
15 (exact count) Arroyo Toad tadpoles at 17:15. (chaparral-oak woodland riparian)
The arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) (syn. Bufo californicus), is a stocky, blunt-nosed, warty-skinned species of toad, between 5 and 7.5 cm long. It has horizontal pupils, and is greenish, grey or salmon on the dorsum with a light-colored stripe across the head and eyelids. It has light sacral and mid-dorsal patches, large, oval and widely-separated parotoid glands, and weak or absent cranial crests.