Fowler's Toad -Anaxyrus fowleri


*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: Fowler's Toad is a widespread species, occurring throughout much of the eastern United States, and even into Canada, but absent in the southern Atlantic Coastal Plains of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as well as peninsular Florida.

Louisiana Range:Statewide.


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Global Conservation Status: Fowler’s Toads have a wide distribution in eastern North America, a presumed large population, and tolerate a broad range of habitats, 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: Fowler’s Toads do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have found this species in most places I have herped in Louisiana, but they are less common in suburban and urban areas than Gulf Coast Toads in southern Louisiana. I actually found this species in St. Bernard Parish, the one parish without a record. It was within a few years after Katrina, but not sure exactly what year. It was on the grass at my dad’s house in Meraux. I was surprised to see it as they have seemingly been extirpated from many areas south of Lake Pontchartrain.

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