The common spade-foot is facing a rapid decline due to lack of pure water holes, but you may be lucky and find it at the moor of Hjerpsted and Sølsted.
The common spade-foot can reach a size between 4 and 8 cm. It differs from other frogs by its vertical pupil. The common spade-foot is typically active in the night-time. In the daytime it lives buried in the soil. It prefers light and sandy soil as habitat. The breeding period, which usually lasts approx. 3 weeks, begins at the end of April. The female common spade-foots are only staying a few days in the water, the male common spade-foots a little longer. The eggs are hatched a week later. The tadpoles can reach a length of 12-15 cm and are the largest tadpoles in the Danish nature.