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Sonoran Desert toad

Amphibians & Reptiles·Amphibian

The Sonoran Desert toad does not have the ability to quickly move away from predators. Instead it uses a unique defensive chemical that can cause paralysis and even death if ingested by dogs and like-sized mammals.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span4 - 5 years
  • Body sizeUp to 8 in. long
  • Native habitat Sonoran desertscrub and semi-desert of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico
  • DietSmall invertebrates, amphibians and mammals
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