AnAge entry for Anaxyrus americanus

Classification (HAGRID: 00018)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anura
                Family: Bufonidae
                    Genus: Anaxyrus
Species
Anaxyrus americanus
Common name
American toad
Synonyms
Bufo terrestris americanus, Bufo terrestris copei

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
36 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 525
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, these animals do not commonly live more than one year and the maximum reported lifespan in the wild is 10 years. One captive individual lived to the age of 36 before it was killed by accident.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
910 days
Male sexual maturity
910 days
Incubation
8 days
Metamorphosis
63 days
Clutch size
6,000 (oviparous)
Interbirth interval
365 days
Adult weight
21.7667 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
288ºK or 14.9ºC or 58.7ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.0083 W
Body mass
21.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000384 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 773511
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8389
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