Couch's Spadefoot - Scaphiopus couchii

Baird, 1854
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Short calling sound

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Red-spotted Toad Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot
Adult, near Loreto, Baja California Sur, emerged after a hurricane
© William Flaxington
Adult female, Pima County,
Arizona, U.S.A.
Adult male, Yuma County,
Arizona, U.S.A.
  Red-spotted Toad habitat  
  Habitat, Baja California Sur
© William Flaxington
Short Video
Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Calling Male Video
  Male spadefoots call at night from a temporary rain pool in Arizona, U.S.A.



Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum

Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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