Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Mating behaviour is similar to other Alytesspecies. Male call sounds like a high melodic "pi..pi..pi..". Like in the rest of the genus Alytes, the males of this species carry the eggs in strings around their ankles until the tadpoles hatch. Males bearing eggs are found mostly in May and June. The eggs in this species are larger than those of other Alytes, but smaller in number. The eggs measure 5.4 to 7mm in diameter and a clutch contains 7 to 12 eggs. The first larvae hatch in the beginning of May. Total length upon hatching is 18mm, and the larvae grow up to 76mm in a few weeks. Metamorphosis occurs mostly in June. There is no hibernation period. These frogs are mostly active at night (Noellert and Noellert 1992).
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