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Some Spanish ‘phibians

Home Forums Invertebrates & Other Critters Some Spanish ‘phibians

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    Matt
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    Managed quite a few nocturnal excursions this spring – most of the following pics were taken in March/early April.

    ‘Abrevadero’ on the lower slopes of El Torcal, where Bufo spinosus (Iberian lineage of common toad) breeds.

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     Bufo spinosus – Río Campillos basin, Málaga

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     Pelophlax perezi (Iberian water frog) – Río Campillos

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     Hyla meridionalis (Mediterranean tree frog) – Río Campillos

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Some more…

    Triturus pygmaeus (southern marbled newt) – Los Alcorconales natural park, Cádiz province

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    Discoglossus jeanneae (Spanish painted frog) – Los Alcorconales

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     Habitat of Pelophylax perezi, Hyla meridionalis, Epidalea calamita (Los Alcorconales)

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    Pelophylax perezi

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    Hyla meridionalis calling

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    Epidalea calamita (natterjack toad) and larvae in a temporary puddle

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    #355031

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Some more, all from Los Alcorconales natural park.

    Nice reddish form of Bufo spinosus

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     More Epidalea calamita, also slightly reddish.

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     Huuuuge mama Bufo spinosus.

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    Pelodytes ibericus (Iberian parsley frog)

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     Hyla meridionalis amplexus.

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     Young Salamandra salamandra longirostris (Baetic fire salamander).

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    #355036

    Plaamoo
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    Love the big mamma bufo!

    #355240

    Thomas
    Member

    I have seen captive breed I. a. cyreni at the annual newt meeting last month. And other subspecies of the alpine newt like apuanus, reiseri and veluchiensis. Sadly no Lissotriton.

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Here is Lissotriton boscai from Huelva province.

    Male

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     Female

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     In situ

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     Habitat

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    #355245

    Thomas
    Member

    Great! Very similar to my L. italicus.

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    Plaamoo
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    Great shots Matt! Are these kept in the reptile hobby?

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    Thomas
    Member

    Yes, I know a few breeder of them.

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