Banks, Christine
September 2012
Wildlife Australia;Spring2012, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p34
The article offers the author's perspective on the behavior of motorbike frog, Litoria moorei, found in Australia. The author talks about the male frog's mating call, which sound like a small motorbike, to attrach receptive females. He adds that their successful mating would lead to the development of approximately 50 eggs glued up in translucent jelly, which eventually become tadpoles to froglets.


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