Gulf Coast Toad
Chichen Itza, 2011.
Little toad found at the door of my cabin in the hotel near Ik kil and Chichen Itza one night.
Habitat: Tropical forest of Yucatan.
The Gulf Coast toad is a medium sized toad species, ranging from 5.1 to 10.2 cm (2 to 4 in) in length. Their back varies in color from nearly black, to shades of brown and grey with a distinctive white or yellowish colored stripe down the center, and sometimes lighter colored patches on the sides. Their underside is yellow or cream colored. Their back is covered in small tubercles, while their underside is normally devoid of them.
The Gulf Coast toad (Incilius valliceps) is a species of toad native to eastern and southeastern Mexico and Central America as far south as Costa Rica.