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Novel reproductive mode in a torrent frog Micrixalus saxicola (Jerdon) from the Western Ghats, India

Gururaja, Kotambylu Vasudeva (2010) Novel reproductive mode in a torrent frog Micrixalus saxicola (Jerdon) from the Western Ghats, India. In: Zootaxa, 2642 . pp. 45-52.

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Abstract

Reproductive modes in anurans are highly diverse despite external fertilization being a constraint. There are 39 reproductive modes documented so far (Wells, 2007). An apparently new reproductive mode is reported in a torrent frog, Micrixalus saxicola, an endemic and ancient anuran frog of the Western Ghats, considering the type of cavity made inside the lotic water body, involvement of the female in digging the cavity and concealing the eggs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Myristica swamps;Micrixalidae;oviposition;foot flagging;visual signaling
Department/Centre: Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences > Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 07:22
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2011 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33177

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