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New Species of frog in Andaman found 

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  • November 15, 2020
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New Species of frog in Andaman found 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Biodiversity

In news

  • Recently a group of scientists has reported a new genus of treefrog from the Andaman Islands called Striped Bubble-nest frog.

Important value additions 

Striped Bubble-nest frog

  • Biological name: Rohanixalus vittatus
  • It belongs to the genus of the Old World treefrog family Rhacophoridae.
  • This is the first report of a tree frog species from the Andaman Islands.
  • They are also known as Asian Glass Frog or see through frogs
  • The female (mother) attends the egg clutches until hatching and assists in release of the tadpoles into the water.
  • A large number of egg clutches (over 50) of different developmental stages may be found on a single leaf or plant. 
  • Multiple females usually attend such clutches in a behaviour termed as ‘community’ egg attendance.
  • Frequent male-male combats involving pushing, kicking and dislodging to mate with a female were also reported.

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