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  • Scientific Names
    • Scaphiopus couchii
    • Scaphiopus varius
    • Spea laticeps
  • English
    • Couch's Spadefoot
  • Unknown
    • Couch's Spadefoot Toad
  • Spanish
    • sapo de espuela
    • sapo cavador

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Recent observations

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

Date

July 27, 2012

Description

Spotting this Spadefoot toad while looking for snakes in a dry sandy/rocky ephemeral pond surrounded by shrubby desert.

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

Observer

bcfl14

Date

April 22, 2015 09:25 PM CDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

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tecpatl

Date

August 20, 2014 11:18 AM MDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

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nicoleav

Date

April 17, 2015 11:04 AM CDT

Description

Spotted on the side of a road jumping away

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Observer

sandboa

Date

April 18, 2015 10:07 PM CDT

Description

Six species calling at this flooded pasture edge:
Lithobates berlandieri
Incilius nebulifer
Anaxyrus speciosus
Scaphiopus couchii
Gastrophryne olivacea
Acris blanchardi

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

Observer

bcfl14

Date

April 15, 2015 08:56 PM CDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

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luvireo84

Date

April 11, 2015 10:55 PM CDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

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bcfl14

Date

April 14, 2015 09:14 PM CDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

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moyervides

Date

April 11, 2015 10:13 PM CDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

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jcaceves

Date

April 12, 2015 12:56 AM CDT

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Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii

Observer

thomasmcdaniel

Date

March 17, 2015 11:50 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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daltosax

Date

March 18, 2015 12:31 AM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Couch's spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchii) is a species of North American spadefoot toad. The specific epithet couchii is in honor of American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who collected the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect plant, mineral, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.