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Since 2014, how many known dancing-frog species are there?

Question #150622. Asked by psnz.
Last updated Feb 10 2024.
Originally posted Feb 10 2024 9:17 PM.

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There are an amazing 24 known species of dancing frogs! Unfortunately, only seven of them exist outside of highly protected areas.
The frogs earned their colorful moniker by unique leg movements the males make when trying to attract mates. While most male frogs simply croak to get the attention of females, male dancing frogs twist, extend, and wave their hind legs in a display called “foot-flagging.” Das believes this is because they live in fast-flowing streams, an environment too noisy for conventional croaking.

link https://news.mongabay.com/2014/05/dancing-frogs-scientists-discover-14-new-species-in-india-photos-video/

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micrixalus

Response last updated by BigTriviaDawg on Feb 10 2024.
Feb 10 2024, 9:21 PM
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