Canadian Toad Anaxyrus hemiophrys

Description: 2 - 3½ inches. Canadian Toads vary in color from brown to gray, and may have a slight olive or reddish tint. The belly is a pale color with fine black spots or speckles. The back has dark spots that usually contains one or two warts each. The cranial ridge of mature Canadian Toads fuse to form a large bump, called a boss, between the eyes.

Similar Species: Canadian Toads may be mistaken for Americans Toads in western Minnesota.

Comments: Restricted to western Minnesota.

Distribution Map
Distribution of the Canadian Toad (Anaxyrus hemiophrys)

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Phenology of Canadian Toad (Anaxyrus hemiophrys)

Individual Canadian Toads calling. Boreal chorus frogs start calling partway through the recording. Recording courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.

Chorus of Canadian Toads calling. Recording courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.