February 27, 2013
Frog Extracts & Fertilizes Eggs from Dead Female
Ed Yong, Phenomena
For a small Amazonian frog called Rhinella proboscidea, death is no impediment to sex. The males form huge mating balls in which dozens of individuals compete to fertilise a female. These competitions are so intense, and the combined males so heavy, that the poor female sometimes drowns in the struggle.
TAGGED: necrophilia, mating, frog