Majorcan Midwife Toad (Alytes muletensis)

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Majorcan Midwife Toad (Alytes muletensis) is a toad of the family Alytidae, the painted frog and midwife toad family. Alytes is the midwife toad genus. It is native to Spain.

Females reach the size of 1.4 inches long while males are shorter. During the mating season, the females compete for the males, including fights. Once mating happens, the males carries the eggs around their legs until they hatch.

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