Common Name: Canadian Toad Scientific Name:Anaxyrus hemiophrys Family:Bufonidae – True Toad Family Locations: Canada and the United States US Locations: Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming Size: 1.5 -3.45 inches (3.7-8.3 cm)
The Canadian Toad is more aquatic than most toad species in North America. They can be found in or near prairie wetlands. For the winter, the Canadian Toad can burrow below the frost line. They also overwinter within mima mounds, small earth mounds. These mounds can hold hundreds of toads at a time.
The Canadian Toad breeds from May to July depending on the location. They breed in shallow areas of water such as lakes, ponds, and temporary bodies of water. They lay several thousand eggs that hatch in 3 to 12 days. The tadpoles take 6 to 8 weeks to turn into full toads.