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Couch’s Spadefoot Toad

The Couch’s spadefoot toad has got its name from their padded hind feet. The first part of their name has been given after Darius Nash Couch, an American naturalist.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Scaphiopodidae
    Genus Scaphiopus
    Scientific Name Scaphiopus couchii


    Size 3.5 in (8.8 cm)
    Color Green or brown body with dark or light asymmetrical patterns
    Call Groaning like sound
    Distribution United States, and Northern Mexico
    Habitat Burrows
    Diet Adults: Termites,
    Tadpoles: Insects; and even cannibalism is observed
    Poison Fact They have poison in their glands
    Breeding Season Spring and summer
    Breeding Age 2-10 years
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (external fertilization)
    Clutch Size Around 3000 eggs
    Average Lifespan Around 13 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 2nd 2019 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 2nd November 2019.

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