Alytes obstetricans


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European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch

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Sound class Sound Files Seconds Epidalea calamita 23 2,576 (mating call) Epidalea calamita 10 415 (release call) Alytes obstetricans 30 3,062 Silence/noise -- -- Total 63 6,053 Sound class Patterns Files Seconds Frames Epidalea calamita 2 21 1,439 (10.35%) (mating call) Epidalea calamita 1 29 248 (1.78%) (release call) Alytes obstetricans 2 89 375 (2.70%) Silence/noise -- -- 11,841 (85.17%) Total 5 139 13,903 (100%) Table 3: Time analysis of the frame feature extraction.
In Europe, FV3 has been identified in several outbreaks of ranavirosis, characterized by mass deaths, notably in green frogs (Pelophylax sp.) in Denmark, Croatia, and the Netherlands (1,2); Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo in the United Kingdom (3,4); and Alytes obstetricans and Ichthyosaura alpestris in Spain (5).
In Spain, ongoing chytridiomycosis-driven declines of midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) and salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) have been documented since 1997 (4) and 1999 (5), respectively, and confirmed with scanning electron microscopy, histologic examination, and molecular detection methods (4,5).