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

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

arroyo toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

rdm24

Date

May 12, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

blechert101

Date

May 28, 2014 08:36 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found him dried up near a trail.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

chrispherp

Date

April 26, 2014 01:11 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2nd one found minutes after the first on same road.

Photos / Sounds

What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

chrispherp

Date

April 26, 2014 01:04 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Finally after many times of cruising for Amphibs in the rain I finally got my lifer arroyo toad.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

chrispherp

Date

April 26, 2014 01:15 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

3rd one found on the same road in the rain. So cool to finally find a lifer and to find more than one.

Photos / Sounds

What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

bhollingsworth

Date

April 3, 2013 08:58 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bufo californicus Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

snakeinmypocket

Date

May 16, 2006

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bufo californicus Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

snakeinmypocket

Date

April 18, 2004

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

May 14, 2013 09:10 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

joelkabraham

Date

May 5, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Arroyo Toad Anaxyrus californicus

Observer

kyledickerson

Date

the past

Place

San Diego, CA (Google, OSM)
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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.