Usually the size of any frog is just around a thumbnail. However, Cameroon’s Goliath frog seems to be bigger than a whole human foot. It measures up to 34 centimeters and weighs approximately 3.3 kilograms. They are the largest frogs in the world. Goliath’s are well known for their girth, jumping prowess, and the ability to provide a hearty meal for any human.
Till date the reproductive behavior of Goliath has been a mystery only. It is now that the scientists feel that they know how these forest-dwelling frogs care for their young ones. According to them, mamma frogs build a swimming pool for their babies. A research was done along a 400-meter stretch of the Mpoula River in western Cameroon to figure it out.
As a practice frogs lay their eggs on whatever they find nearby which could be leaves, twigs and sometimes even on the ground itself. But researchers in search for Goliaths discovered that there were empty dips in the shore rocks. There were no leaves, gravel, or any other kind of debris. They also found a few other cleared pools above the water line. Several pools were full of tadpoles and some were empty as well.
The researchers were keen to trace the frog nests of Goliath. To their luck they could locate 22 potential nests. There were around 3000 eggs each in 14 nests out there. There were tadpoles of different ages found in a few nests. It seems the frogs reuse the pools. To get a better understanding the researchers decided to film one nest with an infrared time-lapse camera which kept overnight. It was observed in the clip that a parent keeps an eye over its young until dawn to safeguard them from the potential predators at the bay.
The research team submitted their report in the Journal of Natural History. As per the information derived the researchers explained that Goliath frogs especially the bigger males dig ponds by moving the sand and stones that weigh up to two-thirds of their own body weight. Many a times the excavated material is used to build the walls of these pools.
They further added that there is a high degree of parental care among frogs. Their effort to construct the pond is very impressive. The bigger the frog, the heftier is the construction. Also being a watchdog all throughout the night is simply commendable. They give more protection to vulnerable and newly hatched tadpoles.
Actor Matthew Sauvé rings in New Year with Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
A lot of Wholesale Fashion Jewelry is now made in Thailand
Julius Dein Magician is the Epitome of a Evil
How Musician Tess Posner Reignited Her Passion For Music
Jay and Ronnie Gauthier Launch Podcast Titled “Win Anyway”
Religious Mezuzahs Installed by IDF on the Doorposts of Soldiers
2019’s Gun Violence Pushes Activist to make ‘A Safe Place’ for the Teens
Creality unveils the affordable LD-002R resin 3D printer
Germany and Portugal could be the most important European Cannabis Markets in 2020
Perch Service Apartments is Providing Accommodation in Major Cities in India
A lot of People are Prefering to Run Location Independent Businesses to Travel Around the World
Al-Khalifa Business School is Helping Working Adults to Complete their Higher Education through Flexible E-Learning Programs
Armand Peri – Unparalleled Success Book Review
Flowers as a Gift are Connecting People Emotionally and are Straightening their Relationships
Billboard 100 Music Artist Iris Stryx on how to Dominate the Music Industry
How 22-Year-Old Entrepreneur Nabeel Ahmad is Helping Brands Drive Growth
- Entertainment5 months ago
Garena Free Fire Anniversary Update has Everything New
- Entertainment5 months ago
Caitlyn Jenner shared Baby Pictures of Kendall Accidentally on Kylie’s Birthday
- US6 months ago
Ikea, through BoKlok, to make Homes for People with Dementia
- Business4 months ago
Punch Associates Debt Consolidation Program is Not a Safe Choice for Customers
- Lifestyle4 months ago
California Beer Voted the Best West Coast Beer of All time
- Environment5 months ago
Olympic Skier Bode Miller and Wife Morgan are Expecting Identical Twins this fall
- Health6 months ago
5 Years Old Ohio Girl Temporarily Paralyzed due to Tick Bite
- Entertainment4 months ago
NYC-LA Buzz: Kim K’s Plastic Surgeon Making Kardashian A Queen Bey Clone