The Midwife toad is an amphibian that is part of the frog family because it takes care of its eggs and its babies.
The Midwife Toad is grey or brown, has rough skin that is covered in warts.
The Midwife Toad eats beetles, flies, crickets, caterpillars, ants and other smaller insects. They use their teeth to chew.
The Midwife Toad also uses its tongue that is long and sticky to catch its prey.
The Midwife is covered in small warts and these warts let off an odor that keeps the predators away. The poison is so strong that it keeps the male safe so that it doesn’t get attacked.
The tadpoles are not poisonous and so they are prey to many fish and insects.
There are many subspecies of the Midwife Toad such as the Iberian Midwife Toad, the Betic Midwife Toad, the Mallorcan Midwife Toad and the Common Midwife Toad.
The Midwife Toad learned to live in areas that were dry and hot. They are found in deep canyons ion the Spanish Islands.
When they changed, their bodies became flatter and this allowed them to squeeze in between rocks.
The Midwife Toad is special because it carries the fertilized eggs that the female lays on its back. It keeps its legs wrapped around them to keep them safe from predators in the water.
When the eggs are ready to hatch, the male will go into shallow water and he will allow the tadpoles to come out of the eggs.
The Midwife Toad is found in Europe, Africa and Majoraca. It is found in tunnels, under logs, under rocks and in soil.
The Midwife Toad will dig and burrow under the ground in order to be safe and to hide.
The Midwife Toad is nocturnal, so it is most active during the night. Sometimes, it will come out during dusk and will return home before it gets daylight.
The Midwife Toad always goes back to the same spot.
During the winter, the Midwife Toad will hibernate in animal burrows that were made by small mammals.