frogs

 of Tennessee

 

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Gastrophryne carolinensis
 
Photo by Lisa Powers

Description: Eastern narrow-mouthed toads (Gastrophryne carolinensis) are 1 - 1.25 inches long. They are triangular in appearance with a fold of skin just behind the eyes. They may be gray, brown, or reddish in color with dark markings on the back.

Habitat: They usually spend most of the time under rocks and logs or underground in burrows.

Life History: Eastern narrow-mouthed toads are explosive breeders and heavy summer rains trigger breeding. Females lay 10 - 150 eggs in masses upon the surface of the water in shallow ponds and pools. Metamorphosis of tadpoles takes 1 - 2 months.

Range: They are found statewide, except in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Distribution of the Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad in Tennessee

Map by Susan Marden, TWRA, GIS Lab

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

 Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

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