Provence amphibian: the common midwife toad

Description of the common midwife toad

  • This is a toad. Therefore it is larger / bigger than a frog. This is the case of the common midwife toad (size: approx. 4.5 cm)
  • It walks and rarely jumps (unlike frogs).
  • The common midwife toad has vertical pupils.
  • Its iris is golden.
  • It generally lives by a permanent pond, as it needs to moisten the eggs it carries around on the top of his hind legs for 3 weeks during the breeding season.
  • The common midwife toad is a good climber.

Scientific classification of the common midwife toad

  • Domain: BIOTA
  • Kingdom: ANIMALIA
  • Phylum: CHORDATA
  • Class: AMPHIBIA
  • Order: ANURA
  • Family: ALYTIDAE
  • Genus: ALYTES
  • Species: ALYTES OBSTETRICANS