• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Fowlers Toad

Bufo fowleri

Fowler's Toad

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Family: Bufonidae

Bufo fowleri

Fowler's Toad

Size: 5.1 to 10 cm long (2" to 4")

General Description: Typically gray-brown in color with a light stripe down the middle of the back. Three or more rusty colored warts in each of largest brown blotches along the back. Chest and belly generally not spotted. Parotoid glad touch cranial ridge behind eye. No greatly enlarged warts on tibia.

Similar Species: Potentially hybridizes with both B. americanus and B. terrestris.

Reproduction: Breeds early spring to mid-August.

Habitat: Uses sandy areas near water sources; ditches, temporary pools, marshes, rivers, lakes, etc.

Behavior: Primarily nocturnal.

Voice: Call is a short and unmusical bleat or nasal sounding 'w-a-a-a-h', not lasting more than 4 seconds. Hybridized males may have calls intermediate to parent species calls and therefore may be difficult or impossible to identify.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.