Newly discovered frog fights with retractable spikes

Scientists at the University of Tokyo said male Otton frogs get into vicious fights that leave them scarred and bleeding.

Newly discovered frog fights with retractable spikes

Science Recorder | Kramer Phillips | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scientists have recently made new developments on a frog that appears to have thumb-like projections for fighting with males and mating with females. The frog, which is found on the Amami and Ryukyuk islands of Japan, seems to have knife-like spikes that come off like thumb-like projections. This unique project is found on the front of both forearms of the frog, also known as Otton frog or Babina subaspera... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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