Small toad of less than 5 cmts, with rounded appearance, bulging eyes, vertical pupil, and striking golden iris.

It has a brown back with dark spots not too visible, and often topped by prominent orange dots.

Characteristic species of Mediterranean forests with holm oaks and cork oaks (such as certain areas of the Montes de Toledo), whose aquatic areas take advantage of its breeding cycle.

It feeds mainly on small terrestrial invertebrates, highlighting in its diet the intake of ants.