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Midwife Toad Alytes obstetricans Length 4-5cm Short-legged, squat amphibian. Unusually for amphibians, mating takes place on land and the male carries the eggs until it is time for the tadpoles to hatch, at which point he seeks out water. A native of mainland Europe; several long-established colonies are present in Britain.
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Midwife Toad Alytes obstetricans Length 4-5cm Short-legged, squat amphibian. Unusually for amphibians, mating takes place on land and the male carries the eggs until it is time for the tadpoles to hatch, at which point he seeks out water. A native of mainland Europe; several long-established colonies are present in Britain.

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Date: 11 May 2012
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Credit: Richard Revels/NPL
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