Green Toad

The Western Green Toad (Bufo debilis insidior) is often less than 2 inches in length. It is found in the more arid climates of Kansas, Colorado Utah and Texas. In Kansas it is only found in the southwest corner of the state. It is pale green with small black spots and bars on the dorsal surface. Some of these spots sometimes interconnect to form a reticulated network. Green Toads also have very large parotid glands (salivary glands) that extend from immediately behind the eye all the way to its forearm. Green Toads are secretive and may only be sighted immediately after rainfall. Breeding can occur from March throughout the summer. During this time males find aquatic breeding sites where they form choruses to attract females.