Toads are 2-3.5 inches long. Coloration varies from tan to
light brown to dark brown and from dully patterned to heavily
mottled. American Toads have 1 to 2 warts per dark spot on the
back, some mottling on the chest area, enlarged warts on the tibia, and
the parotid gland is either separated from or connected with a short
spur to the ridge located behind the eye.
Adults can be found in a wide variety of habitats including forests
and open meadows.
Behavior: American Toads
and Fowler's Toads (Bufo woodhousii fowleri) will hybridize,
making identification difficult at times. The voice of the
American Toad is a long trill lasting several seconds.