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Humayun night frog

Nyctibatrachus humayuni

Description:

Humayun Calling! One of the 27 endemic species of night frogs found in Western Ghats India. This species of frogs are the only frogs in the world that are known not to exhibit true amplexus. The females lays their eggs a few feet above the calling males on rocks, leaves, twigs and jump off. The males then visit the clutch and fertilize them. Another behavior which we observed is the male would touch the eggs as if checking if the eggs are moist enough. It was a treat observing a part of the life of these jewels of Western Ghats. Stay tuned for the next image of this frog. Its quite interesting!

Habitat:

low level fresh water streams with rocks and thick forest around.

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3 Comments

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thank you Reza and Marta :)

Superb !

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Caught in a very good moment, KarthikAk! Very nice :-)

KarthikAk
Spotted by
KarthikAk

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 21, 2014
Submitted on Aug 21, 2014

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