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