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2009-05-11 08:14:11

UCLA scientists report for the first time on the only known frog species that can communicate using purely ultrasonic calls, whose frequencies are too high to be heard by humans.


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Javan Torrent Frog, Huia Masonii
2013-07-19 12:55:28

The Javan Torrent Frog (Huia masonii) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Indonesia. Its natural habitats include tropical or subtropical moist lowland forest, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, and rivers. The male individual of this species utilizes high-frequency communication to overcome the noise of their riverine habitats that is dominated by low frequencies. Out of the calls, the second harmonic is ultrasonic. Warbles are highly...

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