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