A latest research reveals that a new species of frog gives birth to live tadpoles instead of eggs.
Jim McGuire, the lead researcher of the study came across a single female frog on an Indonesian Island. As soon as he picked up the frog, she squirted tadpoles on his hands. Unfortunately, McGuire was unable to capture the entire scene from a camera. However, the incident compels McGuire to begin a new research on the entire reproduction process of the new specie.
Later on, the researchers named the new group of frog Limnonectes larvaepartus. These frogs are extremely difficult to find on Earth. They are around 1-1/2 inches long (40 mm) and has a weight about 5 grams. They are linked with the fanged frogs generally found in the continent of Asia.
There are around 6,455 different kinds of frog species present in the world. They reproduce in numerous different manners. Generally, some male frog fertilizes inside and some outside of the body of female frog. In comparison, female frogs usually lay eggs. However, Limnonectes larvaepartus is the only one specie that gives birth to tadpole
McGuire notifies that mostly frogs fertilize internally inside the bodies of females. Nevertheless, the recently recognized frogs put fertilized eggs or give birth to froglets. The process is common in tiny version of adult that are recently gone through tadpole stage.
The report is explained in detail in 31st December’s edition of Journal PlOS One. Nonetheless, the research is yet to be described in a scientific paper.