Florida's Frogs & Toads

Narrow-mouthed Toads (Family Microhylidae)


Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
(Gastrophryne carolinensis)


Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad by Bob FewsterEastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad by Dirk StevensonEastern Narrow-mouthed Toad by Dirk Stevenson


Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
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Photos by (clockwise from upper left) Bob Fewster, Dr. Steve A. Johnson (UF), and Dirk Stevenson (2 images). Photos may not be used without the express written permission of the photographer. To obtain permission to use photos by Dr. Johnson for educational purposes, email tadpole@ufl.edu.


Usually 1 to 1.25 in.


Back is gray, brown, reddish, or black. Each side may be marked with a faint stripe, often partially obscured by splotches of pigment. Skin is smooth. Head is narrow and pointed, with a fold of skin (often inconspicuous) across the body just behind the head. Toes are long and unwebbed.


April to October; eggs are laid in a surface film. Call is a long, bleating waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. To hear frog calls, visit the USGS Frog Call Lookup and select the species you want to hear from the common name drop-down list.


Ants, termites, small beetles, other tiny invertebrates


Found throughout Florida, including the Keys, under leaf litter or burrowed in soils of habitats with loose soils, including sandhills, scrubs, pine-oak forests, and bottomland forests. Breeds in wet, grassy areas, including pond edges, marshes, and flooded fields and ditches.


Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Range

Map by Monica E. McGarrity - may be used freely for education.


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