Frog of the Week

Great Plains Narrow Mouth Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea)

pic from the National Park Service

Common Name: Great Plains Narrow Mouth Toad or Western Narrow Mouth Toad
Scientific Name: Gastrophryne olivacea
Family: Microhylidae
Location: Mexico and the United States
US States Location: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Size: 1.5 inches or 38.1 mm

The Great Plains Narrow mouth toad is usually found burrowed into the ground. They like to stay hidden the majority of the time and are nocturnal. Their primary food is ants. The call of the toad has been described as angry bees.


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