Litoria cf. mucro. With a fleshy protuberance on...
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Image #cld1912943
SpeciesLitoria cf. mucro
LocalityPapua, Indonesia
DescriptionWith a fleshy protuberance on its snout that can hang flaccid or stand stiffly straight, New Guinea's long-nosed frogs are as bizarre in appearance as they are rare. The exact function of its elaborate rostral spike isn't yet known, but being only found in the males it likely has something to do with mate selection. 
Keywordsamphibian | animal | fauna | frog | guinea | hylidae | irian | jaya | long-nosed | new | tree | west | wildlife


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