Gulf Coast Toad

The Gulf Coast toad can often be seen beneath street lights which attract its insect prey.

The paratoid gland on its head produces a toxic substance which causes inflammation, nausea, irregular heartbeat and in extreme cases, death.

Central America
North America

At A Glance


Ponds, marshes, canals, grasslands and light forests


Insects and other small invertebrates


Gulf coast from Mississippi to Central America