Globally Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Anaxyrus californicus
    • Bufo californicus
    • Bufo cognatus californicus
    • Bufo microscaphus californicus
  • English
    • Arroyo Toad
    • Arroyo Southwestern Toad
  • Spanish
    • sapo del sur de California
    • Sapo de arroyo

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Recent observations

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What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

andrea_navarro20

Date

March 13, 2010 02:48 PM PST

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

the past

Description

Ramona, California

Spring 2011. Observed one tadpole in the Santa Maria Creek on WRI's property, just southeast of the Highland Valley Road and Rangeland Road intersection.

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

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sd_batboy

Date

June 21, 2016 12:41 PM PDT

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

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jorgehvaldez

Date

April 25, 2016

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

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jorgehvaldez

Date

April 25, 2016

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

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dale_hameister

Date

April 12, 2016

Description

Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus)

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

maxlikestoherp

Date

September 9, 2015

Description

Toad found in shallow sandy creek.

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What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

jonathanpiazza91

Date

May 18, 2015 08:05 PM PDT

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

April 25, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Japatul, California

Arroyo Toad observed on sandy trail upland from creek at 21:05. chaparral

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Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

April 25, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Japatul, California

Arroyo Toad observed on sandy trail upland from creek at 21:02. chaparral

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What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

April 25, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Japatul, California

Arroyo Toad observed on sandy trail upland from creek at 20:52. chaparral

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What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

April 25, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Japatul, California

Arroyo Toad observed upland from creek on a sandy trial at 20:50. chaparral

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Imperiled (G2G3) (Source: NatureServe)
    Imperiled. Small range in southern California and northwestern Baja California; large decline; continuing threats from habitat degradation and exotic species; small populations; small number of viable populations.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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