Mallorcan midwife toad Alytes muletensis

Mallorcan midwife toad

This species was brought back from the brink of extinction by conservationists. The male of this species wrap the eggs around their hind limbs until they are ready to hatch. When tadpoles are ready to hatch the male will return to water. It has been recently reported that several populations of this frog have tested positive for chytrid fungus, a disease which has been held partially responsible for amphibian population declines, the future of this frog in uncertain.

Location: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust: Jersey Status: Vulnerable Dimensions: (869x552)