Amphibians and reptiles

Western Toad

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Description

The Western Toad is a large toad with a light stripe down the middle of the back and small round or oval  ‘warts’ on the back, sides and upper limbs. Western Toads are usually green or brown, but their colour varies from olive green to reddish brown or black. Newly hatched tadpoles and toadlets are black.

Western Toad
Western Toad

Status

In 2014, the Northwest Territories (NWT) Species at Risk Committee assessed the Western Toad as Threatened in the NWT because of its small range and concern about threats. In 2016, the Western Toad was listed as Threatened in the NWT under the territorial Species at Risk (NWT) Act. An NWT recovery strategy for the Western Toad was required within two years of listing. This requirement has been met through the development of an NWT Amphibian Management Plan, which considers the needs of all amphibians in the NWT.