Couch's spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchii)

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Filename:
MCSJM00009
Description:
Couch's spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchii)
Location: southwestern California, southern New Mexico, southern Texas, northern Mexico
Behaviour: well known for emerging from subterranean estivation to breed in summer monsoons
Other notes: gets names from 'spade' on hind foot used to bury itself quickly in sandy soil; captive

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