are any frogs territorial?

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are any frogs territorial?

Postby Banjo » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:39 am

are there any species of frogs that are territorial?

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Postby Evan » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:59 am

Yes, there are many. If you look at the arms of Striped Marsh Frogs, the males are really buff, and the females are small. This is because the males fight, probably for good calling spots.

The best Australian example is the Tusked Frog (Adelotus brevis). This is the only species of frog in Australia where the male is larger than the female. They also have two tusk-like protuberances on the lower jaw which they use to fight.

Even so, you will often find lots of frogs (usually tree frogs) congregated together, because it is a way of reducing the water loss when it is hot.

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Postby GrantW » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:05 pm

Yes what Evan said, most are ground frogs are, haven't really seen it with tree frogs, I've seen male Psuedophryne coriacea fighting with each other over territory.


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