Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Discoglossidae > Genus: Alytes > Species: Alytes muletensis

Balearic midwife toad - Alytes muletensis (Sanchíz & Adrover, 1977)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 7 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • rivers and lakes
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1187


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000073 Spain Costa Brava de Mallorca Map
ES0000225 Spain Sa Costera Map
ES5310027 Spain Cimals de la Serra Map
ES5310085 Spain Moncaire Map
ES5310092 Spain Muntanyes de Pollença Map
ES5310028 Spain Es Binis Map
ES5310127 Spain Costa Brava de Tramuntana Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alyte accoucheur de Majorque French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Alyte de Majorque French Gasc J.P. and al.
Balearen-Geburtshelferkröte German Gasc J.P. and al.
Balearic midwife toad English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ferreret Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Fødselshjælperfrø Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Mallorca-Geburtshelferkröte German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Mallorcan midwife toad English Gasc J.P. and al.
Sapillo balear Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Baleaphryne muletensis Sanchíz & Alcover, 1977

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search 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
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Alytes muletensis
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