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Kloof Frog by WillemSvdMerwe Kloof Frog by WillemSvdMerwe
The Kloof Frog, Natalobatrachus bonebergi, is a dainty and rare frog from moist, misty ravine forests in South Africa.  These frogs have expanded tips to their fingers and toes, like the capital letter T, to help them clamber into trees and bushes and cling to smooth rock surfaces.  Their reproduction is peculiar: the female lays a clump of eggs onto a branch or rock overhang over a flowing stream; the male fertilizes them right there and the tadpoles develop inside them for six days.  Then the jelly 'melts' and the tadpoles drop into the water, where they complete their metamorphosis in about another two months.  This species is rare as a result of pollution and habitat destruction - many of the forests where they occur have been turned into sugar cane plantations or residential areas.  Acrylic.
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tombola1993 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Nice.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Thanks!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks really nice, you are so talented!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Glad you like, thanks!
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's interesting species. T- fingered one, never heard about them but Red eyed tree frog Litoria chloris lays its eggs in similar fashion on leaves.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Hey, I'll look that one up!  Thanks for commenting!
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's probably not so rare behaviour. I mentioned this species because I have seen their eggs claster sticking to the leaf in their terrarium. And here's the photo I made flic.kr/p/m5nuGD
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017   General Artist
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Thanks!
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bhut Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Cool!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Glad you think so!
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FalconArte Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Very interesting and cute!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Glad you esteem it so!
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Ursumeles Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Wow.
Love it.
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Thanks much!
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