|Description: These are
small, grayish toads, which despite their names often lack distinctive
red spots (at least in our area). They range from 2-3" in length.
They have small heads, small round paratoid glands, and lack cranial
crests. In general, they have a flattened appearance. Their
call is a high pitched trill.
Habitat: This species is a confirmed rock dweller, and is most common on rocky slopes. It can be found in some of North America's driest deserts - in fact, the Nueces Canyon is a wetter habitat than it generally prefers. It is our second most common toad.
Distribution: this species occurs throughout the western 2/3s of Texas, omitting most of the South Texas thornscrub. It is found throughout the Nueces Canyon, but usually not far from rocky slopes.
Abundance: extremely common
Conservation Status: abundant in most areas, their status is secure.
Comments: This is our second most common toad. Specimens from Arizona and Utah have much more distinctive red spots