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Father frog protects his unhatched froglets

From National Geographic

Carrying out his fatherly duty, a male Oreophryne frog in Papua New Guinea guards his clutch and two newly hatched froglets that rest atop the egg mass.

Like many of the Microhylidae family, these frogs bypass the tadpole stage, developing fully within the egg.

Male frogs embrace their clutch each night to keep the eggs moist and protect them from predators such as insects.

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4 comments for “Father frog protects his unhatched froglets

  1. Karly
    11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    haha! too funny. dont ya hate it when you facepalm on the internet? good times.

  2. 11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    Ribbeting!

  3. Troy
    11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    indeed, but honestly who has the time.

  4. Troy
    11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    I thought frogs start out as tadpoles…