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Larval Amphibians - Frogs and Toads

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Fowler's Toad

Anaxyrus fowleri
  • Tadpole length 11-27mm; eyes dorsal; blunt snout
  • Body dark brown with light spots on body and tail; small tadpoles appear black
  • Tail musculature dark, may be lighter on lower half; tail fin transparent, may have light specks American toad
  • Vent medial; tooth rows: 2/3
  • Eggs: about 8000-10,000, laid in long strings on water surface; each string a single layered tubular membrane NOT separated by partitions; deposited in shallow water near shoreline
  • Habitat: shallow sandy ponds and marshes; in Canada only found along northern shores of Lake Erie

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