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  Alytidae

11 species in 3 genera

Midwife Toads

The family Alytidae consists of small frogs generally found associated with water and having a biphasic life history, with type III pond-type larvae that retain ribs post-metamorphosis. These frogs are known as the Midwife Toads; they are terrestrial, look like toads, and males attach egg clutches to their back and thighs. The male then carries the clutch until the larvae are ready to hatch, at which point he releases the tadpoles into bodies of water.


Alytes obstetricans obstetricans
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Genus Latonia (1 species)
Latonia nigriventer AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Subfamily Alytinae (5 species)

Genus Alytes (5 species)    [subfamily Alytinae]
Alytes cisternasii AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Alytes dickhilleni AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Alytes maurus no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Alytes muletensis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Alytes obstetricans AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Subfamily Discoglossinae (5 species)

Genus Discoglossus (5 species)    [subfamily Discoglossinae]
Discoglossus galganoi AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Discoglossus montalentii AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Discoglossus pictus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Discoglossus sardus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Discoglossus scovazzi no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video


Citation: AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. Available: http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: 2014).

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