Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad - Gastrophryne carolinensis

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.


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Species Range:  The southeastern quarter of the United States from southern Maryland south to the Florida Keys, west to east Texas, north to southern Missouri.

Louisiana Range:  Statewide.


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Global Conservation Status:  Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toads have a relatively wide distribution in the southeastern United States, a presumed large population, and tolerate a degree of habitat modification, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toads do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have found this species in many different habitats in the state, including suburban and urban areas.

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