Gastrophryne carolinensis Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
These small frogs are members of the family Microhylidae, but are rather confusingly called narrowmouth toads
Narrowmouth toads are small (about an inch long) and plump, with a pointed head and a fold of skin at the back of the head, just behind the eyes. The body is black to dark gray with a bluish cast.
They are found in woodlands, ponds, swamps, and marshes, but also in urban and suburban areas, where they are often found on lawns.
Narrowmouth toads make their presence known by their very noisy call – a loud sheep-like ‘baaaah-baaaah’.
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