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Couch's Spadefoot - Scaphiopus couchii

Baird, 1854
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Red-spotted Toad Red-spotted Toad Red-spotted Toad
Adult, near Loreto, Baja California Sur, emerged after a hurricane
© William Flaxington
Adult female, Cape Region, Baja California Sur © Brad Murakami Adult, San Ignacio, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
     
Couch's Spadefoots from Outside Baja California
Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Spades
Adult female, Pima County,
Arizona, U.S.A.
Adult male, Yuma County,
Arizona, U.S.A.
A small hardened black "spade" on each rear foot helps with digging and gives the "spadefoot" family of frogs its name.
     
Habitat
Red-spotted Toad habitat Baja California Treefrog habitat  
Habitat, Baja California Sur
© William Flaxington
Habitat, San Ignacio, Baja California Sur © Stuart Young  
     
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.



References:


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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