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Hyla orientalis
Hyla orientalis
Tree Frog
Photographer: Serkan Gul

ID: 0000 0000 1110 0626 (2010-11-11)

Copyright © 2010 Serkan Gül

  • date of photo  May 21, 2010
  • location   Findikli town and Sulak village (Rize, Turkey)
  • family Hylidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  this picture was taken a photo in the pool that accumulated with rain water.
  • notes   Amplexus (Latin 'embrace') is a form of pseudocopulation in which a male amphibian grasps a female with his front legs as part of the mating process. At the same time or with some time delay, he fertilizes the female eggs with fluid containing sperm. Amplexus chiefly occurs aquatically, but some more terrestrial anurans like the disc-tongued frogs (Discoglossidae) perform amplexus on land. In more advanced anurans like the true frogs (Ranidae), the tree frogs (Hylidae) and the true toads (Bufonidae) the amplexus is axillary (in the armpits), while in less derived anurans (the Archaeobatrachia) and frogs in the Myobatrachidae family it is lumbar (abdominal, in front of the hindlegs). The Sooglossidae show inguinal amplexus where the male holds the female at the waist just anterior to her hind legs. Some species show cephalic amplexus where the head of the female is held while others show complete lack of amplexus. Reference: Duellman, W. E. and L. Trueb. 1986. Biology of Amphibians. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. Linzey, D. 2001. Vertebrate Biology, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York. C. Michael Hogan (2008) Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa), Globaltwitcher, ed. N. Stromberg
  • keywords: Hyla, Turkey, Rize
  • camera   Sony W310
  • contributor's ID #  3 3
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Tree Frog (photographer)
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