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    • Spea
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    • Sapos de espuelas
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    • western spadefoot toads

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

arturoc

Date

September 20, 2016 08:54 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

cotingidae

Date

September 23, 2016 08:47 AM MDT

Description

In river bed of Galisteo River. Only about 3/4 inch (18 mm) long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

August 5, 2007 03:27 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

August 15, 2006 01:29 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

August 5, 2008 11:00 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

western spadefoot toads Genus Spea

Observer

lizmunoz

Date

June 26, 2016 10:38 AM CDT

Description

Nombre local: calate

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

thefish0815

Date

September 2, 2016 07:40 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

dean_leavitt

Date

September 4, 2016 08:54 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

drewrdavis

Date

September 3, 2016 11:10 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

September 4, 2016 11:34 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 25, 2016 07:44 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

pamela_pipes

Date

August 30, 2016 10:11 PM CDT

Description

Slightly smaller and with less distinct orange spots than the individual observed on the same property the previous night. Single wedge-shaped spade on rear foot. Mostly smooth skin. Paratoid glands absent. Vertical pupils. Prominent bump between eyes. Photos by PP. Entry by CP.

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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.

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