Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bombinatoridae > Genus: Alytes > Species: Alytes obstetricans

Midwife toad - Alytes obstetricans (Laurenti, 1768)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 1191

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Crapaud accoucheur French Gasc J.P. and al.
Geburtshelferkröte German Gasc J.P. and al.
Midwife toad English Gasc J.P. and al.
Sapo partero común Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Bufo obstetricans Laurenti, 1768
Rana campanisona Laurenti, 1768

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

62 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2016-02-25 Germany Habitat Derogation 2013_2014 Habitat_2013_2014_GER.xml
2015-12-15 France France reporting Birds Directive 2013 corrected DREAL Centre Val de Loire
2015-12-11 France France reporting Birds Directive corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Aquitaine
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Basse Normandie
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Bretagne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Centre Val de Loire
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Champagne Ardennes
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Haute Normandie
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Languedoc Roussillon
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Lorraine
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Midi Pyrénées
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Nord Pas de Calais
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files PACA
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Pays de Loire
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Picardie
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Rhône Alpes
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Ile de France
2015-11-26 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2014 DREAL Basse Normandie
2015-11-26 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2014 DREAL Rhone Alpes
2015-11-18 Netherlands Habitats Directive Derogations 2013-2014 HD_derogations2013_2014_NL.xml
2015-11-04 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Aquitaine
2015-11-04 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Rhone Alpes
2015-11-04 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations région Poitou Charente
2015-09-18 France France rapport art 9 directive oiseaux 79/409/CEE année 2013 DREAL_Centre_habides_export_2013_habitats_et_oiseaux.xml
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_PACA_2013_habides_export_Habitat.xml
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_LOR_habides_export_habitats_2013.xml
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_Limousin_habides_export_DHFF_2013.xml
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_FC_habides_habitats_2013.xml
2015-09-18 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2013 DREAL_BN_habides_export_Habitats_2013.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 ALSACE_Habitat_habides_export.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 AQUITAINE-habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 AUVERGNE_habides_habitat.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 BASSE_NORMANDIE_habides_export_Hab.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 BOURGOGNE_habides_export_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 BRETAGNE_habides_expor_habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 FRANCHE-COMTE_habides_habitat_2012.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 ILE-DE-FRANCE_habides_export_IDF_habitats_2012.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 LANGUEDOC-RROUSSILLON__habides_export_habitats_2012.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 LORRAINE_Habitats.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 MIDI-PYRENEES_habides_export-dirHab.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 PICARDIE-habitats-local_database.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 POITOU-CHARENTE-habitats-habides2012_DH_export_122013.xml
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 RHONE-ALPES-DREAL_RA_2012Habitat_20131029_habides_export.xml
2014-11-19 Belgium Derogation Belgium HD 2011-2012 Report for Flanders
2014-11-19 Belgium Derogation Belgium HD 2011-2012 report for Wallonia
2014-09-23 Belgium Derogation Belgium HD 2011-2012bis Error Directive habitat report 2011-2012 Wallonia
2014-02-04 Netherlands Habitats Directive Derogations 2011-2012 Habitats Directive Derogations 2011 2012
2014-01-08 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE 2007_2012 Luxembourg LU_species_reports-13823-134519.xml
2013-12-10 Portugal PT_Habitats_2011_2012 PT_Habitats_2011_2012
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-16 Belgium Second Release Art17 Belgium BE_species_reports-13916-154440.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2012-12-10 Portugal envumx3mg PT_Habitats_2009_2010.xml
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Alytes obstetricans
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Alytes obstetricans
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Alytes obstetricans
2008-02-28 France rapport France Alytes obstetricans
2008-02-25 Portugal Relatório nacional sobre a implementação da Directiva Habitats Species questionnaire for Alytes obstetricans
2008-01-16 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Alytes obstetricans
2008-01-15 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE Luxembourg Species questionnaire for Alytes obstetricans

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

34 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Rheinland-Pfalz 2014-12-02 2019-12-31 bei Genehmigung nicht absehbar Fang zur Haltung in Gefangenschaft keine
Rheinland-Pfalz 2014-12-02 2019-12-31 bei Genehmigung nicht absehbar Haltung in Gefangenschaft keine
Limburg (NL) 2013-12-19 2016-12-31 No information available Unavoidable disturbance due to construction activities The national conservation status of the species concerned is not affected, neither is the local population, as long as the activities are carried out in accordance with the conditions and measures that are bound to the exemption.
Limburg (NL) 2013-10-01 2018-10-20 No information available Destruction of breeding sites The national conservation status of the species concerned is not affected, neither is the local population, as long as the activities are carried out in accordance with the conditions and measures that are bound to the exemption.
Limburg (NL) 2013-10-01 2018-10-20 No information available Destruction of resting places The national conservation status of the species concerned is not affected, neither is the local population, as long as the activities are carried out in accordance with the conditions and measures that are bound to the exemption.
Limburg (NL) 2013-10-01 2018-10-20 No information available Unavoidable disturbance due to construction activities The national conservation status of the species concerned is not affected, neither is the local population, as long as the activities are carried out in accordance with the conditions and measures that are bound to the exemption.
Germany 2013-01-07 2013-12-31 Erlaubt wurde vorsorglich die Tötung einzelner Individuen bei Fortführung des Tagebau-Abbaus, die der vorhergegangenen Umsiedlung entgangen sind. Tötung Population im Abbaugebiet verlagert sich in die Rekultivierungsgebiete
Nordrhein-Westfalen 2013-01-07 2013-12-31 Erlaubt wurde vorsorglich die Tötung einzelner Individuen bei Fortführung des Tagebau-Abbaus, die der vorhergegangenen Umsiedlung entgangen sind. Tötung Population im Abbaugebiet verlagert sich in die Rekultivierungsgebiete
France 2012-03-27 2013-12-31 no finished Capture (ringing) no impact
Languedoc-Roussillon 2012-03-27 2013-12-31 no finished Capture (ringing) no impact
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Capture aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deterioration of breeding sites aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deterioration of resting places aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Destruction of breeding sites aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Destruction of resting places aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate destruction of eggs from the wild aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate uprooting in the wild aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Killing aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the period of rearing aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the period of hibernation aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the migration period aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Capture aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deterioration of breeding sites aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deterioration of resting places aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Destruction of breeding sites aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Destruction of resting places aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate destruction of eggs from the wild aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate uprooting in the wild aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Killing aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the period of rearing aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the period of hibernation aucun
Lorraine 2012-02-07 2015-12-31 Variable sur les espèces concernés Deliberate disturbance during the migration period aucun
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