Scaphiopus couchii

Couch's Spadefoot


COUCH'S SPADEFOOT Scaphiopus couchii Baird, 1854   

STATUS:  Common

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Denton, Ellis, Hood, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

HABITAT:  Western Cross Timbers, Fort Worth Prairie, Mesquite Grand Prairie, and Rolling Plains

COMMENTS:  For most of the year, spadefoots remain buried underground, awaiting heavy summer rains during the months of May, June, and July which bring them out of hiding in order to reproduce.