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Western Spadefoot Toad (Spea hammondii )

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nearthreatened
Common Name: Western Spadefoot Toad
Scientific Name: Spea hammondii
Family: Scaphiopodidae
Location: Mexico and the United States
US Location: California
Size: 2.5 inches or 65mm

The Western Spadefoot toad is found only in California. They are fossorial toads meaning they are burrowers. Female Western Spadefoot toads lay over 500 eggs at a time.

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