amplexus

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  • This position is called amplexus and may be held for several days.
  • Once the female has located the male, the pair will enter amplexus.
  • In the wild, amplexus usually takes between 10 minutes and five days.
  • Sometimes, amplexus will not result in eggs being laid.
  • Some species show cephalic amplexus where the head of the female is held while others show complete lack of amplexus.
  • Fertilization is internal and takes place after the successful couple engage in face-to-face amplexus.
  • Amplexus between the male and female occurs mainly in water, but sometimes at substantial distances away on dry land.
  • A pair in amplexus may move around before settling on a leaf and starting to lay eggs on its upper side.
  • Amplexus, with the male clinging to the back of the female, takes place in the water.
  • Amplexus can last from a few days to a few months, with oviposition usually taking place in a shallow stream.
  • The female then makes a foam nest while the pair is in amplexus.
  • The males call from under the ground, and amplexus takes place in the burrow.
  • Even when calling, they may be difficult to locate, and are most easily seen when in amplexus in the shallows.
  • During amplexus, the female does all the swimming.
  • Amplexus has not been observed but is presumably cephalic as in related species.
  • When a male has attracted a female to its vicinity, it approaches the female and enters the amplexus.
  • The female produces about twenty large eggs enclosed in a mucus layer while still in amplexus.
  • The frogs may move up to 100 m during amplexus before the female lays her eggs.
  • During amplexus the female kicks the eggs up onto an overhanging bank or rocks.
  • Amplexus usually happens at night after one or more nights of "humming" by the male.
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