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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

connor22

Date

August 1, 2015 08:53 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

logan

Date

July 31, 2015 09:22 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

koryroberts

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Approximately 8-10 males were heard calling.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

koryroberts

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Approximately 8-10 males were heard calling.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

koryroberts

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One adult was observed sitting on the road.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

koryroberts

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Approximately 6 males were heard calling; approximately 3 were visually observed.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

connorj

Date

July 21, 2015 10:03 PM CDT

Description

Smelled like peanut butter!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana

Observer

connor22

Date

July 17, 2015 09:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

thomas_belford

Date

July 14, 2015 05:37 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

knightericm

Date

July 14, 2015 06:54 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Date

June 29, 2015

Description

I found this young spadefoot hopping around in a moist desert arroyo.

Habitat: Desert shrubland.
Notes:

I am not certain if this is 'Spea multiplicata' or 'Spea bombifrons'. Could somebody please verify? My guess would be S. multiplicata.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

skystevens

Date

July 8, 2015 11:33 PM CDT
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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.