midwife toad

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Synonyms for midwife toad

similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians

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

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During the five-year study, the researchers found that no midwife toads at low altitudes died as a result of fungal infection, whereas up to 100 per cent of those at high altitudes died.
In the new research, the scientists studied the spread of Bd in midwife toads living on the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain and Portugal.
Midwife toads are common in Europe and are a vital part of the ecosystem, providing predators with food and preying on insect pests.
Evidence of a chytrid fungus infection involved in the decline of the common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in protected areas of central Spain.