Study

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Mallorcan midwife toad, Alytes mulentensis – into the 21st centuary

  • Published source details Buley K.R. & Gonzalez-Villavicencio C. (2000) The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Mallorcan midwife toad, Alytes mulentensis – into the 21st centuary. Herpetological Bulletin, 72, 17-20

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Captive breeding Mallorcan midwife toads

    A replicated study in 1997–1999 of Mallorcan midwife toads Alytes muletensis at Jersey Zoo, UK (Buley & Gonzalez-Villavicencio 2000 ) found that three captive populations bred successfully. In 1999, 40 clutches (433 eggs) were produced by the three breeding groups. Tadpoles hatched and reached metamorphosis. In 1997, 25 tadpoles were collected from each of three wild populations and were housed separately. Housing was in plastic tanks with gravel substrate, hides, water and simulated rainfall.

     

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