Betic midwife toad

The Betic midwife toad is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Betic midwife toad is found in a number of isolated and fragmented populations around the mountains of southeastern Spain, occurring at altitudes of up to 2,140 metres above sea level. More

The Betic Midwife Toad or Sapo Partero Bético (Alytes dickhilleni) is a species of frog in the Discoglossidae family. It is endemic to Spain. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, pastureland, ponds, and aquaculture ponds. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

The Betic midwife toad is endemic to southern Spain, and belongs to one of the oldest frog families, the midwife toads. More

The Betic Midwife Toad or Sapo Partero B More

* The warts on the back of the Betic midwife toad give off a strong smelling poison when the toad is handled or attacked. More

Exotic amphibians including the Betic midwife toad, whose males carry fertilised eggs around their hind legs, are among the endangered species targeted by a conservation drive launched in London 21 January 2008. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), which runs London Zoo, wants to protect threatened amphibians whose plight is often overlooked in favour of furrier and fluffier creatures. More

Order : Anura
Family : Alytidae
Genus : Alytes
Species : dickhilleni
Authority : Arntzen and García-París, 1995