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Burrowing frog calling

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BAYLIS & FLETCHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BAYLIS & FLETCHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Calling burrowing frog (Glyphoglossus molossus). The male truncate-snouted burrowing frog, or bubble frog, calls to attract a mate. This frog normally lives underground, but after the first heavy rain at the end of the dry season it emerges to find transient pools in which to mate. When it finds a suitable pool it calls loudly, forming a chorus that can be heard over a great distance. The calls attract frogs from a wide area. This is known as explosive breeding, and the calling, mating and spawning occur in a very short period of time. This frog lives in Southeast Asia. Filmed in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri, Cambodia. Being a popular edible frog species locally, this frog has been classified by the IUCN as "Near Threatened".

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