Biologists with SNWA study toads, frogs in Las Vegas Wash

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The Southern Nevada Water Authority has been taking a close look at the amphibians living in the Las Vegas Wash.

Biologists with the agency conducted a study looking into the different species and populations of frogs and toads living there.

The toad species, Woodhouse’s toad, are indigenous to Nevada. The frog species found was not, meaning the bullfrogs were introduced to the area. The difference between the two is easy: Toads live on land and frogs live in water.

The survey was also done in 2005. SNWA said the habitat has changed and stabilized since then, which is why they did the study again.