Parental Care in Chiromantis hansenae (Anura: Rhacophoridae)

  title={Parental Care in Chiromantis hansenae (Anura: Rhacophoridae)},
  author={J. Sheridan and J. Ocock},
  pages={733 - 736}
Abstract We report a new case of parental care in a Chiromantis species from Northeast Thailand. This is the first report of parental care in this genus. Our observations indicate that C. hansenae adults sit on the clutches approximately 72% of the time, both day and night. This clutch attendance may protect eggs from desiccation, parasitic flies, or fungal infection, but we were unable to conduct removal experiments to test these hypotheses. In no cases did we observe adults actively guarding… Expand
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