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Father's Affection The Male Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus sp.) is found in western ghats streams guarding its clutch of eggs. One can see eggs in different stages. The male calls for females who visit the and lay their eggs. The male show parental care by protecting its clutch from other males. The clutch is always found overhanging the streams. Geotagged,India,Nyctibatrachus petraeus,Nyctibatrachus sp,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Father's Affection

The Male Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus sp.) is found in western ghats streams guarding its clutch of eggs. One can see eggs in different stages. The male calls for females who visit the and lay their eggs. The male show parental care by protecting its clutch from other males. The clutch is always found overhanging the streams.

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  1. Welcome to JungleDragon, nightjar! What a fantastic photo to enter the site. Promoted to the homepage as a warm welcome to the community.

    PS: would love to know the exact species' name.
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation. Have sent the image for ID to expert will let you know soon. Posted 3 years ago
  2. You might need a frog expert... looks like there are 28 species, they appear to be not well described and the list is growing! The latest edition to the genus was just last year. Posted 3 years ago

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''Nyctibatrachus petraeus'' is a species of frog in the Nyctibatrachidae family endemic to the Western Ghats, India.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded Dec 5, 2015. Captured Aug 2, 2009 01:34 in Silverspring Resort Access Rd, Jakatwadi, Amboli, Maharashtra 416510, India.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • 105mm