Anaxyrus fowleri
Fowler's Toad
family: Bufonidae

© 2007 Twan Leenders (1 of 40)

  hear call (193.7K WMA file)

[call details here]

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' range includes most of eastern USA and the northern shore of Lake Erie in Canada (Conant and Collins 1991). It is absent from northern New England and the Florida peninsula.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in wooded areas, river valleys, floodplains and agricultural areas, usually in areas with deep friable soils. It burrows underground or hides under rocks, plants, or other cover when inactive. Eggs and larvae develop in shallow water in marshes, rain pools, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, flooded areas, and other bodies of water lacking a strong current.


The population is widespread, generally common and relatively stable, with local declines.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Generally, there are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions



IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Anaxyrus fowleri. In: IUCN 2014


IUCN Terms of Use