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Plains narrowmouth toad - Gastrophryne olivacea

narrowmouth

 

 

  • 7/8-1.5 inches total length
  • Found beneath rocks on open, grassy slopes
  • Breed in temporary pools
  • Feed on ants

 

Actually a frog, not a toad!!

 

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 Interesting fact:
  • Narrowmouth toads are somewhat flattened and, except when breeding, are found beneath rocks out in open prairie where they feed on small species of ants.

 

 
  • A group of narrowmouth toads found beneath a rock:

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narrowmouthjuv

 

  • Recently metamorphed juvenile to the left and tadpole below.

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