Desert Spadefoot Toad

The Desert Spadefoot Toad is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Desert Spadefoot Toad (Notaden nichollsi) is a species of frog in the Limnodynastidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater marshes, hot deserts, and temperate desert. More

This muddy-footed desert spadefoot toad was one of masses encountered by photographer Martin Cohen one February evening near Tennant Creek after a big thunderstorm. ‘Presumably they had been underground conserving water for a long time and emerged to breed after the storm,’ he suggests. More

Desert Spadefoot Toad (Notaden nicholsi) Bowra is the most easterly and southerly locality for this species. While it is called a toad it is actually a frog. More

Order : Anura
Family : Limnodynastidae
Genus : Notaden
Species : nichollsi
Authority : Parker, 1940