Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri)
DESCRIPTION: Like American Toad, but throat and belly is usually plain colored and has more warts (3 or more) in each dark spot on the back. 2 to 31/2 inches long.
Photo © Jim Harding
HABITAT: Woodlands, often with sandy soil, such as Lake Michigan dune woodlands.
BREEDING: May-June, in ponds. Eggs in long strings. Tadpoles transform in mid to late summer. Tiny toadlets almost identical to American Toad.
VOICE: A short, bleating cry, like a lamb, but quite unlike the American Toad's trill.
RANGE AND STATUS: Extreme western and southern Lower Peninsula.
Fowler's Toad Occurrences Map