Bufo spinosus in Tunisia: new data on occurrence, parasitism and tadpole morphology

Jihène Ben Hassine, Daniel Escoriza. Herpetological Bulletin 06/2014; 127:22-32. Bufo spinosus belongs to a successful Bufonidae lineage widely widespread in the western Palaearctic ecozone, reaching its southwestern limits in northern Africa. However in this latter region appears in fragmented populations, mainly restricted to mountain areas, and its biology is poorly known. Here we reviewed the scattered knowledge on B. spinosus in Tunisia, including new ecological and morphological data. Leer más.