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Great Plains Narrow-mouthed Toad Gastrophryne olivacea


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

Description Small. Gray/brown. Small black flecks. Spade on hind foot. Dark throat on male.

Dimensions 2.2-4.1cm. (7/8-1 5/8")

Voice Buzzing bleat, similar to sheep.

Breeding March-September. After rains in favourable water levels. Eggs laid in water and lot on top like a surface film.

Habitat Woodland, marshes and grassland.

Range Nebraska through Texas into Mexico.

Discussion Diet is mainly of ants. Nocturnal. Hides underground or amongst leaf litter, rocks and fallen logs.