New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad


Also known as: Mexican spadefoot, desert spadefoot, and southern spadefoot

Scientific name: Spea multiplicata

Type: Amphibian

Family: Scaphiopodidae (American Spadefoot Toads)

Size: 1.5 to 2.5 inches

Weight: 1.7 to 3.5 ounces


Rear Foot With Spade

Nathan Taylor (C BY-NC)

Eye With Vertical Pupil

Jasper Nance (CC BY-NC-ND)


Swimming and Croaking

Gary Nafis CaliforniaHerps (CC BY-NC-ND)

Croaking