Reports

Do Frogs Communicate with Seismic Signals?

Science  11 Jan 1985:
Vol. 227, Issue 4683, pp. 187-189
DOI: 10.1126/science.227.4683.187

Abstract

Male white-lipped frogs exhibit conspicuous behavioral responses to calling conspecific males that are nearby but out of view. Since the calls often are accompanied by strong seismic signals (thumps), and since the male white-lipped frog exhibits the most acute sensitivity to seismic stimuli yet observed in any animal, these animals may use seismic signals as well as auditory signals for intraspecific communication.

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