Identification: The Eastern American Toad is a subspecies of the American Toad measuring 2 - 3.5 inches. Like all American Toads, it has one or two large warts with areas of dark coloration in each. Its chest and abdomen are covered with spots, it has an enlarged wart on the tibia, and its parotid gland separated from the ridge behind the eye. Like most frogs, the Eastern American Toad feeds on insects and other small invertebrates. This primarily nocturnal species is often confused with the Fowler's Toad , a species that it often hybridizes with.
Location: Bufo a. americanus is widespread and very abundant throughout most of the eastern US and southern Canada.
Habitat: This species needs shallow water for breeding, but apart from that they like to spend their lives in any moist, humid hiding spaces with an abundant food supply. Anywhere from suburban backyards to the mountain wilderness will provide suitable habitat for the Eastern American Toad.
Reproduction: This frog breeds from early April to July. Each egg mass will have anywhere from 4,000 to 12,000 eggs which are laid in long strings around vegetation. The eggs will then hatch after an average of 4 days