The most distinctive feature of Fowler’s toads is their smell, reminiscent of unroasted peanuts. You can also identify the males by their uniquely shrill mating call when they gather at aquatic breeding sites in late spring. The larval period takes 40 to 60 days, and newly metamorphosed toadlets emerge in midsummer. Fowler’s toads grow up fast, as most individuals reach adult size in one year. Although they can live three to five years, annual mortality is high at all life stages. A nocturnal species, they are most active during the evening.
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