Couch's spadefoot

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

Couch's Spadefoot Toad (Scaphiopus couchii) is a species of North American spadefoot toad. More

after the heavy rain began, before dark, a few Couch's spadefoots had emerged and were calling loudly from the shallow water. They called throughout the night. By the morning they were done. More

The call of Couch's Spadefoot is a nasal groan descending in pitch similar to a lamb bleating. Calls at night from the edge of temporary ponds. More

Couch's Spadefoot ToadThe Couch’s spadefoot toad is the most finely adapted for dry weather conditions of any North American amphibian. More

Couch's Spadefoot Toads (Scaphiopus couchii) spend most of the year, about 10 months, hibernating underground in the desert, often far from permanent water. More

The Couch's Spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchii) is ecologically one of the most interesting but least documented species of toads in the United States. More

which bring Couch's spadefoots out of hiding in order to reproduce. More

The Couch's Spadefoot Toad, (Scaphiopus couchii) is a species of North American spadefoot toad (family Scaphiopodidae) native to the southwestern United States and the Baja region of Mexico. More

Is there a new genetic strain of Couch's Spadefoot Toad in Midland? July, 16, 2000 A number of parks in Midland are built in old playas. During a rainstorm, the 15- to 30-foot-deep swales are filled up quickly. More

Couch's spadefoot toads have been eliminated wherever urban development and irrigated agriculture have destroyed areas where they once lived. More

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-Micheal Jewel -Author: Micheal Jewel
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Order : Anura
Family : Scaphiopodidae
Genus : Scaphiopus
Species : couchii
Authority : Baird, 1854