Toads are found on every continent on the planet except for Antarctica. Toads live in a variety of habitats, but prefer fields and open grasslands. They typically live where there is an abundance of moisture.
More than 12 species of toads are listed as endangered by the federal government, with the most ominous threat to toads in the United States being degradation of their habitats and other invasive species. There are many different toad species found throughout the U.S., with the smallest being the North American oak toad. The common toad can live as long as 40 years, but most toads don’t live longer than 10 years.