Species Name: Scaphiopus holbrookii
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened
Requires dry, sand or sandy loam soils characteristic of Pitch Pine barrens, coastal oak woodlands, or sparse shrub growth interspersed with temporary ponds to burrow.
Threats to Survival
Parts of Massachusetts are at the very northern edge of its range, along with destruction of suitable habitat, vulnerability to pesticides and road fatalities.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Prevent destruction of habitat, limit use of pesticides and create road crossing structures.