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American Toad

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Amphibians and Reptiles

You know them as frogs, toads, snakes, turtles and lizards. Get acquainted with all of Missouri's fascinating “herps,” including 43 amphibians and 75 species and subspecies of reptiles. More

Eastern American Toad

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Anaxyrus americanus americanus (formerly Bufo americanus)
The eastern American toad is medium-sized, with horizontal pupils and with a kidney-shaped gland behind each eye. Despite their rough complexion, most people find these common, harmless toads endearing. More

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

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Gastrophryne carolinensis
The eastern narrow-mouthed toad is an unusual, plump little amphibian that is seldom seen. There is a fold of skin behind its narrow, pointed head. It occurs in the southern half of the state. More

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad
Audio of an Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad. More

Eastern Spadefoot

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Eastern Spadefoot

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Scaphiopus holbrookii
Often called “spadefoot toads,” spadefoots are actually not true toads, and they are not true frogs, either. They’re named after a feature on the inner surface of their hind feet, a sickle-shaped spur or “spade,” which helps them to dig their burrows. More

Endangered Reptile and Amphibian Management Sheets

Browse and download best practices for managing your Missouri property for several kinds of endangered reptiles and amphibians, including Blanding's turtle, eastern massasauga rattlesnake, hellbenders, Illinois chorus frog, Illinois mud turtle, western chicken turtle, and western fox snake. More

Fowler's Toad

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Anaxyrus fowleri
The common toad of gravel and sand bars along our many Ozark streams and rivers, and the most common toad in the Mississippi Lowlands. They typically have paired dark markings with three or more warts, and may have a ground color of gray, greenish-gray, tan or brown. More

Fowler's Toad

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Audio of a Fowler's Toad. More