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Dark eared tree frog

Polypedatis macrotis

Description:

Although they are relatively common they are really cool frogs. They lay their eggs in a marshmallow like substance in the leaves or on a surface overhanging water. The eggs are then out of the water so not eaten by aquatic predators. When the tadpoles hatch they drop down into the water below. These frogs are wide spread but I think that when people look at the genetics in depth they may well be many different but very similar species (may be some hope after all)

Habitat:

stagnant or slow moving water

Notes:

Thanks to Ben Tapley for description and identification. (could also be Polypedatis leucomystax).

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Interesting Frog!

greenhillsumatra
Spotted by
greenhillsumatra

Indonesia

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012

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