Common Spadefoot

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

commonly known as the Common Spadefoot, Garlic Toad, the Common Spadefoot Toad and the European Common Spadefoot. The common spadefoot grows to a length of approximately 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in) for males and 8 centimetres (3.1 in) for females. More

The Common Spadefoot toad was first described by Laurenti in 1768, the scientific name of this species is Pelobates fuscus. More

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With a head-body length of 60-70 mm the Common Spadefoot is a rather small toad. Males can be identified by an oval gland positioned at the top of the forelimbs, and they are a bit smaller than females. More

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The Common Spadefoot (Pelobates fuscus) is a species of toad of the family Pelobatidae, native to an area extending from central Europe to western Asia. It is also commonly known as the Garlic Toad, the Common Spadefoot Toad and the European Common Spadefoot. More

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is the most common spadefoot in the park. All spadefoots are distinguished by a thick spade-like structure on their hind feet used to dig their burrows. Like most amphibians, they spend most of the year underground. More

appearance the Common Spadefoot is an agile mover on land and a good swimmer. Being nocturnal and something of a digger, it is not encountered widely but is actually fairly widespread. More

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Order : Anura
Family : Pelobatidae
Genus : Pelobates
Species : fuscus
Authority : (Laurenti, 1768)