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Bufo Alvarius
Type: Amphibian

Bufo Family
alvarius Genus

Location / Where this Creature is found:

lower Colorado River
the Gila River catchment areas, in southeastern California, New Mexico, Mexico and much of Southern Arizona. It lives in both desert and semi-arid areas throughout its range. It is semi-aquatic and is often found in streams, near springs, in canals and drainage ditches and under water troughs, Swimming pool


The Colorado River toad aka Sonoran Desert toad is carnivorous, eating small rodents, insects, and small reptiles and other toad species; like many toads, it has a long, sticky tongue which aids it in catching prey.

The toads generally breed in small rain pools after the summer showers start; it spends approximately one month as a yellowish-brown tadpole before moving onto the land.

General information about Bufo Alvarius :

The Colorado River toad can grow to about 7.5 inches (190 mm) long and is the largest toad in the United States
By the corner of the mouth there is a white wart and there are white glands on the legs. All these glands produce toxic secretions

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The Colorado River toad aka Sonoran Desert toad

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