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Sonoran Desert Toad
(Bufo alvarius)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: alvarius
IUCN Status:
Least Concern
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Located

    The Sonoran Desert Toad is located in the southwestern
    United States in New Mexico, Arizona and parts of
    California.  It is also located in northern Mexico.

Diet

    The Sonoran Desert Toad will feed on insects, spiders
    and small mice.


Habitat

    The Sonoran Desert Toad will burrow underground, in
    abandoned rodent tunnels if available.  

Size

    Approximate size of a Sonoran Desert Toad:
    4 - 7 inches.

Reproduction

    After mating, large amounts of eggs are laid by the
    female toad in available watersources such as streams,
    ponds or temporary pools.  Tadpoles hatch within two
    days to under two weeks.