Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Crowned, or Coronated Tree Frog is a spectacular species from Central America


via Instagram http://ift.tt/2bFz9X2.Their common name comes from the bony points behind the eyes.



Developing Crowned Tree Frog larvae are #ObligateEggFeeders and pictured here is the female depositing unfertilized eggs into the ‘tree hole’ for the tadpoles to eat. My preliminary observations indicate the larvae need both her eggs and her feces to consume in order to develop properly. This behavior demonstrates the lack of other natural sources for nutrition inside of the tree holes that Anotheca use to reproduce. #oophagy #coprophagy



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