Narrowmouth toads (family Microhylidae
) have smooth skin and spades on their hind feet for burrowing. Their diet consists primarily of ants.
The Eastern Narrowmouth Toad
, Gastrophryne carolinensis
, is found near temporary ponds statewide. Its rounded body is dark gray to black, its snout is pointed, and it has a skin fold across the back of its head. It may reach a length of 1.5". Its call sounds like a lamb bleating.
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