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Foam-nest Tree Frog

Chiromantis rufescens

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AshleyT 9 years ago
Foam-nest Tree Frog
Chiromantis rufescens African foam-nest tree frog

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AshleyT 9 years ago

Of course! These guys are really neat, I found a lot when I was in S Africa. They make nests from foam above water and lay their eggs in them. When the eggs hatch, chemicals in the fluid inside the eggs dissolve the foam and the tadpoles fall into the water. Such a neat way to help avoid predators who love frog eggs!

Leon van Zyl
Leon van Zyl 9 years ago

Thanks for the name suggestion!

Leon van Zyl
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Leon van Zyl

Jozini Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2013

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