Amphibian Species Accountsfor Metro Atlanta

Information on each species native to Metro Atlanta, including identification characteristics — with images of adults, eggs, larvae and juveniles. Also wetland type, seasonality and frog calls.

  • Adult Calling

Anaxyrus americanus 

American toads are winter and early spring breeders in Georgia. They lay their eggs in long stands in temporary pools, puddles, tire ruts or even in the shallow margins of permanent ponds. Their call is a long, musical trill which can be distinguished from the Fowler's Toad, which has a much harsher call that occurs in the later spring and summer.

The American Toad can also be distinguished from Fowler's Toad by comparing the number of warts per spot. American Toads typically have less than three warts per spot, while Fowler's Toads have greater than two warts per spot. Identifying toads can be tricky here in Georgia, and what makes matters worse is they hybridize. If you are determined to identify your toad and you are having trouble, please refer to the Toad Key.

Fowler's Toads are KNOWN from both Fulton and Dekalb counties.

 

Adults w/ Eggs

Adults w/ Eggs

Eggs

Eggs

Larva

Larva

Metamorph

Metamorph

Juvenile

Juvenile

American Toad Call

Variations of the American Toad

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