Foam Gland and Chemical Analysis of the Foam of Polypedates leucomystax (Gravenhorst 1829) (Anura: Rhacophoridae)

K. Kabisch, Hans-Werner Herrmann, P. Klossek, H. Luppa, K. Brauer


Topography, histological and scanning electronmicroscopical investigations of the foam gland of female Polypedates leucomystax are presented. A chemical analysis of the freshly produced foam was carried out. The biological function of the foam nests is discussed.


Polypedates leucomystax; foam nest; chemical components; histological and surface structure of the foam gland

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