Papurana grisea (Van Kampen, 1913)
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Call: Males sometimes call in the day during dull weather or at night and like to hide in clumps of sedge, occasionally exposing themselves. They make short series of 3-4 squeaks at long intervals (Menzies 1975). Each note lasts about 0.1 s and has an initial rise in frequency through 500 Hz and a rapid decline through 1 kHz. The frequency range is about 2-3 kHz (Menzies 1987).
Menzies, J. I. (1975). Handbook of Common New Guinea Frogs. Wau Ecology Institute, Papua New Guinea.
Menzies, J. I. (1987). ''A taxonomic revision of Papuan Rana (Amphibia: Ranidae).'' Australian Journal of Zoology, 35, 373-418.
Zweifel, R. G. (1980). ''Results of the Archbold Expeditions 103. Frogs and lizards from the Huon Peninsula, Papua New-Guinea.'' Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 165, 390-434.
Originally submitted by: Chih Wang (first posted 2003-05-13)
Edited by: Tate Tunstall (2003-05-14)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Papurana grisea <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5045> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 26, 2023.
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