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Moroccan Toads in Southern Spain

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Offline Mark H

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« on: December 02, 2014, 19:06 PM »
I would dearly love to see this species (Bufo mauritanicus). I have read that for around 100 years there were found around Gibraltar, but that in the last decade or so they have died out. They are common and a native species (as you might guess from the name) to Morocco. They were introduced to Spain by humans.

If anybody knows more, or has any positive sightings of this species in Spain, please tell me.

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 13:28 PM »
Hi Mark,

They are of course present in Ceuta and Melilla but I have heard that the introduced ones are in the Vejer area and dotted around the Alcornocales area....

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Offline Mark H

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 21:14 PM »
Thanks. I am seriously planning a trip to try and spot some. They are seriously beautiful toads in my opinion.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 14:25 PM »
Hi Mark, if you are still looking this website might help...
http://anfibios-reptiles-andalucia.org/imagenes/inicio.htm

there is a page dedicated to the species, including a distrbution map

http://anfibios-reptiles-andalucia.org/peninsulares/foto.php?imagen=Bufomauritanicus&numero=1700

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