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Gastric Brooding: Unique Form of Parental Care in an Australian Frog

Science  06 Dec 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4167, pp. 946-947
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4167.946

Abstract

The recently described leptodactylid frog Rheobatrachus silus of Queensland, Australia, exhibits a unique form of parental care. The female carries embryos and young in the stomach, propulsively ejecting the juveniles.

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