Couch's Spadefoot Toad
Scaphiopus couchii

Family Pelobatidae

Adults to over 3" snout-vent length. Color dull yellow to greenish yellow, with network of brown to black spots or blotches; dark markings more extensive in females. Sicle-shaped spade on each hind foot. Eye with vertical pupil in bright light.
Elevation Range:
Known to occur in Colorado only in southeastern Otero County at elevations below 4500'.
  Couch's Spadefoot Toad
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
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Adams  Dolores  La Plata  Pitkin 
Alamosa  Douglas  Lake  Prowers * 
Arapahoe  Eagle  Larimer  Pueblo 
Archuleta  El Paso  Las Animas *  Rio Blanco 
Baca *  Elbert  Lincoln  Rio Grande 
Bent *  Fremont  Logan  Routt 
Boulder  Garfield  Mesa  Saguache 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
Cheyenne  Grand  Moffat  San Miguel 
Clear Creek  Gunnison  Montezuma  Sedgwick 
Conejos  Hinsdale  Montrose  Summit 
Costilla  Huerfano  Morgan  Teller 
Crowley *  Jackson  OteroH Washington 
Custer  Jefferson  Ouray  Weld 
Delta  Kiowa *  Park  Yuma 
Denver  Kit Carson  Phillips 
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