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The Frogs and Toads of Indiana

Welcome to the Indiana Frog Database!

There are over 4000 frog and toad species being found worldwide, with new ones being discovered all the time. In Indiana, we have 17 that occur, the most common being our game species Bull frogs and green frogs. Frogs are very important to our environment, not just as insect eaters, but an important aid in studies of climatic changes. All around the world, populations of frogs and toads are declining. Reasons for which are pointed to air and environment pollution, pesticide usage, and forest destruction.

Species List:

American toad (Bufo americanus)

Photo by Andrew Hoffman

Indiana's most common toad species. The American toad averages about 2 to 4 inches long, and can be found state wide. Can adapt to a huge variety of habitats, but must be within vicinity of a body of water. When first captured, will urinate and secrete a white sticky substance out of the glands. If this substance comes into contact with the eyes or the mouth, it can be very poisonous.  

Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri)

Photo by Andrew Hoffman

Is a bit smaller than the American toad, and usually is brighter in color and has more dark spots. Can be found throughout the state.

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