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Plains Spadefoot Toad

Plains spadefoot toad is a species of toad found in southwestern Canada, United States and northern Mexico. The species is known to be nocturnal and secretive.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Mesobatrachia
    Family Scaphiopodidae
    Genus Spea
    Scientific Name Spea bombifrons


    Size 1.5 to 2.5 in
    Weight Around 30 g (1.06 oz)
    Color Tannish to dark brownish with orange spots
    Distribution Southwestern Canada, United States, northern Mexico
    Habitat Areas with loose soils in arid grasslands; also occur in savannas, sandhills, loess hills, semi-desert and desert scrub
    Diet Small invertebrates like flies, beetles, moths, spiders, stink bugs
    Hibernation Fact Aestivate below the surface of the soil
    Predators Snakes, birds, burrowing rodents
    Breeding Season During or after sufficient rains (between May and August)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 250 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 3 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 13 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 14th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 5th May 2017.

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