Pelobatidae has only one extant Genus, Pelobates, which includes the four species of European spadefoot toads. The endangered Moroccan spadefoot toad (Pelobates varaldii), also known as Varaldi's spadefoot toad, has a fragmented distribution throughout northwestern Morocco. This species is highly threatened by a litany of habitat loss, invasive species, and agricultural pollution. Spadefoot toads have hardened protrusions on their feet which aid in digging and facilitate t are known for their burrowing abilities, this species in particular prefers sandy soil. They .
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