Mallorcan Midwife Toad Alytes muletensis

Mallorcan Midwife Toad
Mallorcan Midwife Toad
Mallorcan Midwife Toad
Midwife Toads are named after the behaviour of the male toads which carry the eggs around their lower body and legs until they hatch and then deposit the tadpoles into water. The Mallorcan Midwife Toad, discovered only in 1977, is native to limestone streams of northern Mallorca (Majorca).
Mallorcan Midwife Tadpole
Mallorcan Midwife Tadpole
Mallorcan Midwife Tadpole
Tadpoles above. There are five species of Midwife Toads:the Mallorcan/Majorcan; the Common, native to Western Europe from western Germany to northern Portugal and introduced to the UK; the Iberian, native to western Spain and Portugal; the Betic, native to southeastern Spain and the Moroccan, endemic to Morocco.