Obstetrical toad

Some toads that live in areas with few water and in humid underwood, breed their offspring in a particular way. The female lays the eggs on the male’s back, and the tadpoles develop under the father’s skin, completing their methamorphosis in a suitable and humid place. Once they have developed, they break the skin layer and start their independent life.

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