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Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps valliceps


Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps, closeup of head valley Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps
The Gulf Coast Toad is a fairly large toad reaching lengths of over 4 inches. Some exceptional specimens may reach 5 inches. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Gulf Coast Toad is the dark lateral (side) stripe running the full length of the toad behind the eye. Another very distinguishing characteristic is the deep valley found between the eyes. The color pattern is variable. Many specimens are very dark and nearly all black, others may be greenish white, or even a gray-green, as can be seen in the photos. A light middorsal stripe is present like in many other species of toads.
Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps, forward view of cranial crests Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps, color variation
Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps, Range

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