Species Profile
Western Spadefoot Toad
Species Details
Common NameWestern Spadefoot Toad
Scientific NameSpea Hammondii
IUCN Red List StatusNear Threatened (2004)
Banks
- Fitzgerald Ranch Conservation Bank
- Vieira-Sandy Mush Road Conservation Bank

Species Range
Historically, the western spadefoot ranged from Redding to northwestern Baja California. In California, the species was found throughout the Central Valley, and in the Coast Ranges and coastal lowlands from San Francisco Bay to Mexico. It has been extirpated from many locations within this range. Since 1990, there have been sightings in Alameda, Butte, Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura and Yolo counties. The species is found mostly below 3000 feet, but can occur up to 4500 feet. The average elevation of sites where the species still occurs is significantly higher than the average elevation for historical sites, suggesting that declines have been more pronounced in lowlands."
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