Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Suriname Toads

The Pipa pipa, also called the Suriname toad or star-fingered toad is a fully aquatic, flattened amphibian with a childcare technique shared by no other; during a complex mating dance, the male attaches the eggs to the female’s back, and her skin will eventually grow to almost cover them. Once they hatch, the froglets will spend several days living in their mother’s spongy, honeycomb-like flesh.

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