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Great Basin Spadefoot

Great basin spadefoot is a species of toad found in Canada and the United States.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Scaphiopodidae
    Genus Spea
    Scientific Name Spea intermontana


    Size 3.8 to 6.3 cm
    Color Gray, olive or brown
    Distribution British Columbia (Canada); eastern Washington and Oregon, southern Idaho, California, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming ( United States)
    Habitat Spruce-fir forests, temperate grasslands, sagebrush flats, semidesert shrubland, deserts, agricultural areas
    Diet Ants, beetles, other different types of arthropods
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Rattlesnakes, coyotes, owls
    Breeding Season April through July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 300 to 500 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 4 days
    Metamorphosis Period 4 to 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age Male: 1 to 2 years of age
    Female: 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 11 to 13 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 2nd 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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