Amphibians

Reptiles

Plains Spadefoot (Spea bombifrons)

Description

A medium sized (6.4 cm) burrowing frog, with dorsal color ranging from gray to brown. These frogs can also have dark gray and brown markings and small reddish spots on the dorsum. Ventral color is white. Skin is smooth, and parotoid glands are not visible. There is a raised hump between the eyes.


Habitats

A rare find in Arkansas, this species is only known from a few locations in the Arkansas River Valley. It is thought to prefer open grassland with sandy soil.


Habits and Life History


Prey and Hunting Techniques


Temperament and Defense


Conservation

ANHC has ranked this species as extremely rare in Arkansas.


State Distribution and Abundance


Gallery

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Contributors


Bibliography

  • Behler, J. L., and F. W. King. 1979 (1987). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 743 pp.
  • Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed., Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 616 pp.
  • Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison, and M. V. Plummer. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville. 421 pp.

Discussion

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