Status: Endangered in California.
Range: Santa Barbara county to NW Baja California
Average length: 2-3"
Arroyo toads prefer cobbled, fast moving washes with riparian vegetation. Human encroachment and habitat distruction has caused a 75% decline over its historical range, with only an estimated 3000 individuals left. Introduced non-native species also pose a threat.
The Elysian Valley in Los Angeles is nicknamed Frogtown due to the historical abundance of toads that would emerge and flood the neighborhood during certain times of year. Now, the calls of toads are rarely heard in the area.