Die Reptilien Amphibien Mitteleuropas Plate 23 = common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans)
Richard Sternfeld Die Reptilien und Amphibien mitteleuropas Leipzig, Quelle & Meyer, 1912. In German 80 pages illustrated with 30 coloured plates.
Alytes obstetricans (Laurenti, 1768)
Author Heinrich Harder; Richard Sternfeld
The common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) is a species of midwife frog in the family Alytidae (formerly Discoglossidae). It is found in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (although, in the latter, only as an introduction). Like other members of its genus (Alytes), the male toad carries the eggs around entwined on his back and thighs until they are ready to hatch.
Species: Alytes obstetricans (Laurenti, 1768)