arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The Arroyo Toad is a relatively small (2-3 inches snout-vent length) toad. Its coloration ranges from olive green or gray to light brown. It can be distinguished from other toads by non-paired, symmetrical dorsal blotches, bicolored parotid glands that are dark posteriorly and light anteriorly as well as a light spot on the sacral humps. A prominent white "v-shaped" stripe crosses the top of the head between the eyes. It lacks a middorsal stripe. The belly is buff-white and often lacks spots. Locomotion is generally in the form of hopping as opposed to walking or taking large jumps.
- States/US Territories in which the arroyo toad, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
- US Counties in which the arroyo toad, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- Countries in which the the arroyo toad, Wherever found is known to occur: Mexico
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1994-12-16||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|1999-07-24||Arroyo Southwestern Toad (Bufo microscaphus californicus) Recovery Plan||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2008-03-05||73 FR 11945 11950||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon||
|2010-05-21||75 FR 28636 28642||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada||
|1998-05-06||63 FR 25062 25063||Availability of Draft Recovery Plan for the Arroyo Southwestern Toad for Review and Comment||
|2009-08-17||Arroyo Toad completed 5-Yr Review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|2011-02-09||76 FR 7245 7467||Revised Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad: Final rule||Final Rule||Final designated|
|2009-10-13||74 FR 52612 52664||Revised Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus):Proposed rule.||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|2005-04-13||70 FR 19562 19633||ETWP; Final Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad (Bufo californicus); Final Rule||Final Rule||Not Required|
|2001-03-07||66 FR 13656 13671||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Final Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad; Correction||Final Rule||Not Required|
|2001-02-07||66 FR 9414 9474||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants Final Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad||Final Rule||Not Required|
|2000-06-08||65 FR 36512 36548||Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Southwestern Toad; Proposed Rule||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
» Life History
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