Frogs Found Giving Birth to Tadpoles

Frogs Found Giving Birth to Tadpoles

Scientists recently found that a small, little-known Indonesian frog gives birth to tadpoles rather than laying eggs. The recently described Limnonectes larvaepartus is the only frog species known to give birth to live young, a reproductive method typically relegated to mammals, reports Live Science. The tiny Limnonectes larvaepartus—which weighs about as much as a nickel—is […]

Frogs Use Gutters to Amplify Mating Calls

Frogs Use Gutters to Amplify Mating Calls

Frogs use mating calls to find their mates and, at least in cities, they have learned to amplify the sounds by sitting on gutters. Researchers in Taiwan studied the Mientien tree frog and they found the frogs were gathering in storm drains during mating season. When they measured these sounds experimentally, the mating songs from […]

Fear of Frogs Is Ranidaphobia

Fear of Frogs Is Ranidaphobia

Joining the list of man’s phobias is ranidaphobia, otherwise known as the fear of frogs. Many people love holding the small and mostly harmless amphibious creatures. For others, the idea of grabbing onto a croaking monstrosity they view as slimy, creepy and gross is somewhat repulsive. Those suffering from ranidaphobia cannot stand being anywhere near […]