Development of Polypedates megacephalus (Hallowell, 1861) (Anura, Rhacophoridae)

Development of Polypedates megacephalus (Hallowell, 1861) (Anura, Rhacophoridae)

Chatoan Tesia, Annemarie Ohler & Sabitry Bordoloi http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:64B80ADA-B5C2-4DD7-AA96-10B7DBAF9B5C The rhacophorid tree frog Polypedates megacephalus breeds during April to July in temporary rain pool and most waterlogged areas. Normal development was studied from the egg through metamorphosis for two breeding seasons (2011 and 2012) under controlled conditions at Khonsa, Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Embryonic development until stage 22 took place in a foam nest. The fertilized egg underwent the first cleavage within 30 minutes of its fertilization. The frog completed...

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