the arroyo toad is a royal toad

ARROYO SOUTHWESTERN TOAD
anaxyrus californicus

the arroyo southwestern toad

The Arroyo Toad has been listed as endangered since 2004. Arroyo toads have perhaps the most specialized habitat requirements of any amphibian found in California. This small toad was once found throughout coastal rivers and streams from Monterey to San Diego counties as well as in Baja California.

LIFE CYCLE

Annual reproduction occurs between March and July and is dependent on availability of shallow, still or low-flow pools.

HABITAT

The arroyo toad inhabits washes, streams, and arroyos, and adjacent uplands often on sandy banks in woodlands in California.

THREATS

The biggest threat to the arroyo toad is the loss of their habitat followed by invasive species.

HOW TO HELP.