NH Conservation Status: Threatened
State Rank Status:Uplands and wetlands associated with Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers
Distribution: Throughout NH
Description: A 2-3 inch toad that typically has 3 or more warts in each of the darkest large spots. Dorsal color is usually brown or gray. Has an unspotted chest and belly. Parotoid touches postorbital ridge.
Commonly Confused Species: American toad; Fowler’s toads and American toads may hybridize, producing individuals with intermediate characteristics.
Habitat: Sandy areas such as river valleys, floodplains, lakeshores, and agricultural areas. Also in pine forests, fields, and lawns.
Life History: Lays up to 8000 eggs in long strings attached to aquatic vegetation in semi-permanent water. Hibernates up to 3 feet deep in sandy soils.
Voice: A nasal, bleating w-a-a-a-a-h lasting 1-4 seconds