New species of Frog with fangs that don't lay eggs

Evolution is the process of change in all forms of life over generations. Even frogs need to evolve and they need to add special features to their bodies to survive.

A newly discovered species of frogs found in Asia, inside the rainforests of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia can skip the process of laying eggs and instead, they give birth to live tadpoles.

The male and female specimen of Fanged Frogs.
The male and female specimen of Fanged Frogs.


"Almost all frogs in the world—more than 6,000 species—have external fertilization, where the male grips the female in amplexus and releases sperm as the eggs are released by the female,"
~ Jim McGuire, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California
The fanged frogs, dubbed as Limnonectes larvaepartus.
The fanged frogs, dubbed as Limnonectes larvaepartus.


We all know that frogs reproduce by laying eggs...

Frog eggs in a container.
Frog eggs in a container.


But this new species of Fanged Frogs give births to a live tadpole.

The live tadpoles that came out from the specimen that McGuire captured.
The live tadpoles that came out from the specimen that McGuire captured.


These frogs were usually brown or grey in color, 1 - 2 inches long and the female is usually bigger than the male. The male frogs has two fangs used in fighting.

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A sample specimen on the video, its abdomen is moving like there's something inside.
A sample specimen on the video, its abdomen is moving like there's something inside.



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New species of Frog with fangs that don't lay eggs New species of Frog with fangs that don't lay eggs Reviewed by BubbleFeed on February 16, 2015 Rating: 5

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