February 27, 2013

Frog Extracts & Fertilizes Eggs from Dead Female

Ed Yong, Phenomena


AP Photo

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.

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TAGGED: Necrophilia, Mating, Frog