They are not found on any of the coastal islets adjacent to Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza. The abundance of this species has not been quantified.
Proximity to freshwater expanses, streams, torrents, troughs, reservoirs, karstic mountain regions, limy ravines, dunes, holm oak groves and occasionally in cultivated fields. New areas have been colonised for breeding, such as golf course lakes.
Factors affecting endangered status
– Destruction of breeding sites through urbanisation of land.
– Habitat fragmentation through road building.
– Death by road accident.
– The increase in drilling to extract subterranean water leads to the loss of natural breeding areas.
– Disappearance of wells, reservoirs or troughs, as a result of the decline in agriculture and the modernisation of farming methods.
– Contamination through use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Bufo viridis balearica:
– Listed in the National Catalogue of Endangered Species.
– Threatened category:
· Special Interest.
– Nature: Balearic endemic subspecies.