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New frog species: Green singer from the Mekong


If you close your eyes and listen, you might imagine a colorful bird - but: it's a singing frog. The green singer from the Mekong River is one of the more than 120 animal and plant species that have been newly discovered in the region around the river in Southeast Asia.

Quak was yesterday, today we sing. The hop from Gracixalus quangi from Vietnam is the rising star in the animal pop heaven. The male amphibian tries to attract females to mate with its tender singing - how could it be otherwise?

As the "Spiegel" reports, the unusual frog, which can sing like a bird, is one of the 44 previously unknown animal species that scientists have discovered in the Mekong region and which were recently presented in a WWF report. A total of five mammals and amphibians were discovered, as well as 13 fish, 21 reptiles and 82 plant species. Among them are strange animals like the grumpy looking Beelzebub bat or fish crawling over land.

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