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Father Calling!! Pictured here is the male frog checking out  his eggs, and calling so that other females would come and lay their eggs. <br />
There is lot more mystery involved in the breeding behavior of these night frogs.<br />
I&#039;m curious to know the below-<br />
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!<br />
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Father Calling!!

Pictured here is the male frog checking out his eggs, and calling so that other females would come and lay their eggs.
There is lot more mystery involved in the breeding behavior of these night frogs.
I'm curious to know the below-
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!

    comments (7)

  1. What a spectacular photo! I too would be interested to know more of the behaviour of these frogs, will you be researching? Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you!
      Yes i will be studying its behavior!!
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. Wonderful, please keep us posted...perhaps even another of your stunning photos including the mother???? Posted 4 years ago
        1. I would love to capture the couple in act. There is one special fact about this species, they dont do true amplexus, this is probably only frog species in India that doesnt do. The females lays its eggs close to a calling male, then jumps off, then the male will fertilize the eggs.
          Posted 4 years ago
          1. Similar to the spawning process of most fishes. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Absolutely wonderful. The frog itself is so interesting that it took me a while to even see the eggs. Well done! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Chris! Posted 4 years ago

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The Bombay night frog is a species of frog in the family Nyctibatrachidae. It is endemic to the Western Ghats of Maharashtra state, India. The species is found near torrential hill streams in tropical moist evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, a habitat that is threatened by habitat loss and pollution. Its name honours Humayun Abdulali, an Indian biologist.

Similar species: Frogs
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Uploaded Jan 8, 2015. Captured Aug 16, 2014 20:49.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/14.0
  • 1/40s
  • ISO500
  • 90mm