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Mallorcan Midwife Toad

Mallorcan midwife toad is a frog belonging to the family Alytidae, found only in the Balearic Island of Mallorca in Spain. Females are larger than the males.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Alytidae
    Genus Alytes
    Scientific Name Alytes muletensis


    Other Names Majorcan midwife toad, ferreret
    Size Males: Around 3.5 cm
    Females: Around 3.8 cm
    Color Golden-brown with darker brown, green or black blotches; off-white underside; a black triangle often appears between the eyes
    Distribution Balearic Island of Mallorca off the east coast of Spain
    Habitat Streams and brooks in limestone gorges and caverns
    Diet Beetles, maggots, worms, caterpillars, snails, spiders, millipedes
    Hibernation Fact Does not hibernate
    Predators Viperine snake
    Breeding Season May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan More than 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on May 17th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 7th May 2017.

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