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Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus)

 arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus)

The arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) (syn. Bufo californicus), is a stocky, blunt-nosed, warty-skinned species of toad, 5 to 7.5 cm (2.0 to 3.0 in) long. It has horizontal pupils, and is greenish, grey or salmon on the dorsum with a light-colored stripe across the head and eyelids. It has light sacral and mid-dorsal patches, large, oval and widely-separated parotoid glands, and weak or absent cranial crests.