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Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Gastrophryne carolinensis


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Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
credit: Eugene van der Pijll

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Microhylidae, Narrow-mouthed Frogs view all from this family

Description Brown-gray/green with black/white spotting. Pointed snout, fold of skin on back of head. Mottled belly, dark throat on males.

Dimensions 2.2-3.8cm. (7/8-1 1/2")

Voice Similar to the bleat of sheep.

Breeding April-October. Rainfall is the start. Eggs attached to vegetation in water, floats on the surface.

Habitat Edges of ponds or ditches.

Range Maryland to Florida Keys, west to Missouri & Texas.

Discussion Terrestrial. Nocturnal. Burrows under soil or leaf litter.