AMERICAN TOAD

Gelatinous eggs, numbering from 4,000 to 12,000 eggs, are laid in two long thin parallel strings.
AMERICAN TOAD TADPOLE
The unicolored black tail musculature and body, the transparent ventral and dorsal fins, and the rounded tipped tail makes the toad tadpole readily distinguishable all other Rhode Island amphibians except Fowler's Toad.
Toad metamorphs emerge from breeding ponds in mid-summer. When they emerge, these tiny animals average about 1.6 cm in snout-vent length and weigh approximately 0.4 grams.