- Round body, covered with small warts.
Two black tubercles on hind feet; inner tubercle sickle-shaped.
Cranial crests indistinct and widely separated, or absent.
Oval parotoid glands.
- Gray marked with brown or yellow-green spots.
Middorsal stripe absent.
As an adult, Bufo speciosus can grow to 5-8.5 cm (2-3.5 in) in length.
In North America, Bufo speciosus is found in Texas and northern Mexico.
Bufo speciosus is nocturnal and burrows in the loose soil. It feeds on insects and other invertebrates.
Breeding in Bufo speciosus occurs from April to September, after rains.
Bufo speciosus can be found in a wide variety of habitats: grasslands and open woodlands, mesquite-savanna associations, and areas with sandy soil.
The Texas toad is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
In Texas, Bufo speciosus is seen throughout most of the state, except the western Panhandle and the wetter portions of east Texas.