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.

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Anaxyrus fowleri 

Fowler's Toads are spring and summer 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, harsh trill which can be distinguished from the American Toad, which has a much softer call that occurs in the winter and early spring.

The Fowler's Toad can also be distinguished from American 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.

 

Larvae

Larvae

Metamorphs

Metamorphs

Juvenile

Juvenile

Adult

Adult

Fowler's Toad Call

Variations of the Fowler's Toad

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