For the Kermit Sutra? New mating position reported for frogs


spaminator
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For the Kermit Sutra? New mating position reported for frogs
Malcolm Ritter, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 02:56 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 03:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK -- This just in from the Department of Amphibian Philandering:
For years, scientists have thought frogs and toads used only six positions to mate. It turns out they may be wrong. In a forest in India, researchers say, they've documented a seventh.
This latest entry in the Kermit Sutra is called the dorsal straddle. Like other positions -- but unlike mammal sex -- it's aimed at letting the male fertilize eggs outside the female's body.
Researchers spent 40 nights in a dense forest, finding male Bombay night frogs by listening for their mating calls and filming the action when a female showed up.
In a paper released Tuesday by the journal PeerJ , S. D. Biju of the University of Delhi and co-authors report what they saw:
Once the female makes physical contact, the male climbs onto her back. But instead of grasping her at the armpits or head, as frogs of other species do, he puts his hands on the leaf, branch or tree trunk the pair was sitting on. After an average of 13 minutes, she repeatedly arches her back, and he takes the hint and dismounts.
She lays her eggs after that and remains motionless with her hind legs stretched around the clutch for several minutes. Then she leaves.
The researchers suspect that during the straddle, he deposits sperm on her back. The sperm then trickles down to fertilize the eggs while she encloses them with her legs, the researchers suggest.
But a scientist unconnected to the work questions its conclusions. Narahari Gramapurohit of the Savitribai Phule Pune University in India, who studies the same frog species, said he doesn't believe the report documents a new mating position. In an email, he also said he doubts the sperm is delivered to eggs from the female's back.
In any case, all the frog work can come to naught. Of the 15 egg clutches the researchers monitored for the new paper, 12 were eaten by predators before hatching.
This undated photo provided S.D. Biju on June 7, 2016 shows Bombay night frogs in the newly-discovered dorsal straddle during mating in a forest in the Maharashtra state of India. For years, scientists have thought that frogs and toads used only six positions to mate. In a paper published Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by the journal PeerJ, Biju of the University of Delhi and co-authors documented a seventh. (S.D. Biju via AP)

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Blackleaf
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Fans of hit BBC TV series Springwatch - that celebration of British spring wildlife which is currently on our screens on its three-week-long 12th series - took to social media yesterday and on Monday to talk about the very erotic fish-mating scene in Monday night's episode.

The episode had a section in which an expert on fish was talking about the mating habits of a particular species of British fish and the accompanying video showed two fish mating in a river. During the erotic encounter both fish jiggled wildy together for several seconds whilst one of the fish had its mouth wide open and had a wild expression in its eyes during the session. It seemed to be having fun. Seconds later, co-presenter Michaela Strachan, who was with the fish expert, seemed to be a tad embarrassed and almost lost for words. The hilarious "fish porn" scene ended up being reported about in yesterday's newspaper and Springwatch viewers joked about it on social media.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Fans of hit BBC TV series Springwatch - that celebration of British spring wildlife which is currently on our screens on its three-week-long 12th series - took to social media yesterday and on Monday to talk about the very erotic fish-mating scene in Monday night's episode.

The episode had a section in which an expert on fish was talking about the mating habits of a particular species of British fish and the accompanying video showed two fish mating in a river. During the erotic encounter both fish jiggled wildy together for several seconds whilst one of the fish had its mouth wide open and had a wild expression in its eyes during the session. It seemed to be having fun. Seconds later, co-presenter Michaela Strachan, who was with the fish expert, seemed to be a tad embarrassed and almost lost for words. The hilarious "fish porn" scene ended up being reported about in yesterday's newspaper and Springwatch viewers joked about it on social media.

Everybody knows that the frogs use more positions than you guys do.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Everybody knows that the frogs use more positions than you guys do.

Our girls just like back and think of England. No frills. No nonsense.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Our girls just like back and think of England. No frills. No nonsense.

"Brace yourself, old girl!"

- British foreplay
 

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