• Ohio’s only endangered frog species
• 5 distinct Ohio populations are known & monitored
• Hocking River drainage, Athens County
• Muskingum River drainage, Morgan & Washington counties
• Ohio River drainage, Lawrence & Meigs counties
• Tuscarawas River drainage, Coshocton & Tuscarawas counties
Ohio’s only endangered frog is found in areas of sandy soils associated with river valleys in southeastern Ohio. Breeding habitats are located within these areas and may include flooded agricultural fields or other water-holding depressions. The spadefoot was only recorded breeding at 2 locations during the 1990s. Since 2000, breeding sites have been documented at 18 locations representing 5 distinct populations of spadefoot toads. These populations are located in Morgan-Washington, Lawrence, Coshocton-Tuscarawas, Meigs and Athens counties. No additional breeding sites were verified during 2009.
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