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Western Spadefoot Toad

Western spadefoot toad is a species of toad found in California in the United States.



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


    Size 3.8 to 7.5 cm (1.5 to 3.0 in)
    Color Green or gray upper surface with orange tipped skin tubercles; whitish underside
    Distribution California (United States)
    Habitat Grassland, scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands
    Diet Insects, worms, other invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Small mammals, bullfrogs, raccoons, garter snakes
    Breeding Season January to May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 42 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 4 days
    Metamorphosis Period 12 days to 2 months
    Reproductive Age Around 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan Around 12 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on April 30th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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