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New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

The state amphibian of the U.S.A New Mexico, this toad belongs to the spadefoot section. The pupil of their large eyes is vertical.



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


    Size 1.5-2.5 in (3.8-6.3 cm)
    Color Brown, gray, or green boy with occasional speckling in orange or black, the underside is white
    Call Scratching call
    Distribution New Mexico
    Habitat Burrows
    Diet Insects
    Breeding Season Summer
    Breeding Age Males: 2-3 years,
    Females: 4-5 years
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size Around 1000 eggs
    Average Lifespan Males: Around 11 years,
    Females: 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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