egg sac of endemic Himalayan Toad
As I said in my Himalayan Toad species intro post, that I will be posting egg and then tadpole image, here am adding egg stage today. So I made a collage showing freshly laid eggs in tubes on a bed of algae and besides that image there is an another image showing older tube carrying eggs. As it gets old the transparency of the tube is affected by many environmental factors and in a way such covering in dust and turbidity provides them safety against the predators is what I assumed as the eggs are less visible in this form. Also yes, one last comment on it is these tubes were not very small to ignore and longest I saw was almost 2 meters long!!! So this was from my visit in the month of March 2020 (first week to be very specific)
Image of adult mating :
The Himalayan toad is a species of toad that is widely distributed throughout the Himalayan mountains. The Yunnanese populations are sometimes considered a separate species, ''Duttaphrynus cyphosus''.