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Humayun's night frog.

Nyctibatrachus humayuni

Description:

Pictured here is a male frog checking out his eggs, and about to call so that other females would come and lay their eggs. This species is probably the only frog in the world that does not exhibit the true amplexus, they either don't or exhibit pseudoamplexus. There is lot more mystery involved in the breeding behavior of these night frogs. I do have a few doubts. Do share your views. Is the male calling the same female that laid her eggs earlier? Is he calling other females to come and lay their eggs or is his calling near the eggs so that is stimulates the embryo to develop faster? who knows. Only observing these frogs will reveal the truth about their beautiful life!

Habitat:

These frogs also known as night frogs live in perennial streams in Amboli, Maharashtra, western ghats region of India. The males come out of water and croak, however the females rarely leave water, if they do it is only when they lay their eggs on rocks, leaves or a branch of a tree where the males call.

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16 Comments

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thank you all. It was a pleasure sharing the natural history moment with everyone :)
Hope to share more such natural history moments with you all :)

Awesome capture KarthikAk,just beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing such a stuning spotting page

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 6 years ago

cool

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Wow! Great Photos.

Congratulations! very interesting spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations. Could be spotting of the year :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

wow!!!! this is too great ... Congratulations Karthik....

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Karthik, welcome to the community and congratulations on earning your first Spotting of the Day! This is such an interesting and rare glimpse for us and I thank you on behalf of the community for sharing it with us. We can't wait to see what you share next and congrats again for this great recognition!

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Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very interesting and great shot!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks a lot for the extra info Karthik! If you cut just edit the spotting and add the specific habitat description (the actual habitat where the spotting was made) to the Habitat field that would be wonderful. This kind of details are important when we consider spottings for awards on Project Noah.

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thanks Daniel!
These frogs also known as night frogs live in perennial streams in western ghats region of India. The males come out of water and croak, however the females rarely leave water, if they do it is only when they lay their eggs on rocks, leaves or a branch of a tree where the males call.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Such a rare and interesting spotting Karthik! Could you please add some information in the Habitat field (i.e. just briefly describe the actual habitat where the spotting was made). This would make this and your other spottings on Project Noah more informative.Thank you in advance!

KarthikAk
KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thank you Reza and Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Brilliant shot. Like Reza says you are building a great collection.

Stunning collection and photographs Karthik !

KarthikAk
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KarthikAk

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 2, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014

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