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    • Spea
  • Spanish
    • Sapos de espuelas
  • English
    • western spadefoot toads

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

May 28, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found one adult under wood debris, adjacent to a cattle pond at 13:05. Observed 50+ tadpoles in cattle pond. Heard multiple calls beginning at twilight, lasting throughout the PM.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

May 2, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tadpoles (dozens) in murky pool dominated by Cotula coronopifolia at 13:31. Pool located in dirt road, fresh ruts from vehicle activity. No photo.

disturbed coastal sage scrub/non-native grassland

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female observed alive on paved road at 19:59. SVL = 6.1cm. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult male observed dead on paved road at 19:49. SVL = 6.0cm. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male observed alive on road at 19:39. SVL = 4.8cm. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult male observed dead on paved road at 19:39. SVL = 6.1cm. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult male observed alive on road at 19:32. SVL = 6.0cm. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult male, svl = 6.0cm, observed dead on paved road at 19:23. No photo. disturbed coastal sage scrub

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult male, svl= 6.1cm, observed alive on paved road at 19:23. No photo. disturbed coastal sage scrub

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male observed alive on dirt road. SVL = 5.4 cm. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Vocalizations heard. No visual observation, or photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

February 19, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female, 6.5cm SVL, wandering in disturbed coastal sage scrub at 18:36. No photo.

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Description from Wikipedia

Spea is a genus of North American amphibian commonly referred to as the western spadefoot toads. They differ greatly from true toads (those of the family Bufonidae) by having eyes with vertical pupils, no parotoid glands, and relatively smooth skin. Their most distinctive feature is a spade-like projection on their hind feet, from which their common name is derived. This projection enables spadefoot toads to dig in loose soils with ease.

No range data available.