Mexican spadefoot

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

Like other spadefoots, the Mexican spadefoot has large eyes and a short wedge-shaped horny tubercle on the bottom of each hind foot, which it uses to dig its way into the ground. More

Similar in habit to Couch’s spadefoot, the Mexican spadefoot is active during the summer rainy season. They are brownish-gray in color with scattered dark blotches and red bumps. More

Mexican spadefoot (Spea multiplicata) tadpoles after pond has dried (Portal, AZ; because they develop lungs early, spadefoot tadpoles can survive outside water for several days) Newly transformed metamorphs of Mexican spadefoots (Spea multiplicata) Tadpole shrimp (Triops) Habitat of spadefoots near More

Mexican spadefoot toads are found from southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, and central Texas, through New Mexico, southern Colorado, southeastern Utah, Arizona, and in many Mexican states (Stebbins, 1951, 1985; Tanner, 1989b; Conant and Collins, 1991). Unexplained declines have not been observed. More

The Mexican spadefoot, Spea multiplicata, is a small toad native to southeastern Utah, much of the southwestern and south-central United States, and parts of Mexico. Within its Utah range, the Mexican spadefoot is fairly common. More

* Mexican Spadefoot - Spea multiplicata stagnalis (formerly Scaphiopus multiplicatus) Family Pipidae - Tongueless Frogs * African Clawed Frog - Xenopis laevis Family Ranidae - True Frogs More

if she mates with a Mexican spadefoot male, for her young will be more likely to grow up in time. More

In contrast, Mexican spadefoot females also showed no willingness for breed with other species. Since their tadpoles develop quickly anyway, they gain nothing by courting Plains spadefoot males. More

Spea multiplicata, Mexican Spadefoot: Great close-up photographs from J.D. at the University of Georgia. - Source: New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules Unannotated, ( More

populations of the Mexican spadefoot toad in contrasting competitive environments will proceed to completion, these results do suggest that speciation could result as a by-product of character displacement. More

Order : Anura
Family : Scaphiopodidae
Genus : Spea
Species : intermontana
Authority : (Cope, 1883)