Family Microhylidae – Narrow-mouthed Toads

Eastern narrow-mouthed toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis)

  • Description: 3/4-1 1/2 inches; plump, smooth skin; head tiny with fold of skin across back of head; dark gray to reddish brown with broad lighter stripes along siaes; belly heavily mottled.

  • Distribution: Statewide.

  • Breeding period: April to September or October, usually after heavy rains.

  • Breeding sites: Ponds, lakes, sloughs, flooded ditches.

  • Voice: Nasal, high-pitched, whiny "waaaah," somewhat like a petulant lamb.

  • Comments: Recorded in Richland, Rankin County.