“Quack quack quack” - revealing the strange advertisement call of Leptobrachium smithi (Anura: Pelobatidae): a bioacoustic analysis


To verify the different sounds of animals along the rivers and their tributaries in Mizoram, a study was conducted. Particularly a strange sound which is never identified. Tlâwng, Durlui, Herhse and Tuitun were explored using acoustic encounter surveys (AES). Ous study revealed that the strange sound was produced by a frog, Leptobrachium smithi. The call of the male is a good indicator of the mating season. Its tadpoles were collected and studied, and compared with specimens in Thailand.

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