Scientists Discover That Frog Tadpoles Scream Underwater :O
by Matt Walker
Tadpoles of one frog species let out an audible “scream” when they come under attack, scientists have discovered.
They only make the noise, described as a brief, clear metallic sound made up of a series of notes, when in distress.
It is the first time any vertebrate larva has been found to use sound to communicate underwater.
The discovery that frog tadpoles can make sounds also raises the possibility that a host of aquatic larvae communicate in a similar way.
The distress calls are made by tadpoles of the Ornate Horned Frog Ceratophrys ornata which lives in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, researchers report in the journal Acta Zoologica…
(read more: BBC Nature)
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