|Moroccan spadefoot toad|
Pasteur & Bons, 1959
Pelobates varaldii, the Moroccan spadefoot toad or Varaldi's spadefoot toad, is a species of frog in the Pelobatidae family. It is found in Morocco and possibly Spain. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. The species is threatened by habitat loss.
According to C.Michael Hogan, the species breeding sites are ephemeral lentic water bodies, which surface waters are scarce in the species range.
- C. Michael Hogan. 2012. Pelobates varaldii. Ed. B.Zimkus. African Amphibians Lifedesk
- A.Salvador, D.Donaire-Barroso, S.Tahar & E.H.El Mouden. 2004. Pelobates varaldii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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