Red-spotted Toad

Bufo punctatus

Red-spotted Toad, Bufo punctatus, photo © left by Michael Plagens

White Canyon Wilderness, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA. 30 March 2014

These toads are commonly encountered along rocky, temporary streams in the Sonoran Desert where the immature tadpoles develop in pools left by summer monsoon rains.

Bufonidae -- True Toad Family

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