- Researches discovers a seventh sexual position from new breed of frogs
- Instead of holding onto its mate, this specie holds on to branches and leaves for leverage
- This species deposits its semen on the back of its mate and leaves its mate to fertilize
Scientists have long believed that they had completely discovered all the Kama Sutra for frogs. There are over 6,600 species of frogs and toads, and with years of research, scientists have concluded that frogs copulated in only six different positions.
Just recently, a Casanova species from India has performed the seventh position. Researchers were quick to coin the move as "the dorsal straddle", thus expanding the annals of the Kermit Sutra.
The Froggy style has been taken to a whole new level. Scholars have observed that within the 6,600 known frog and toad species, almost all the males hold onto the female during coitus.
However, for Nyctibatrachus humayuni or the Bombay Night Frog, it is mostly about the positioning.
Instead of holding onto the female frog, he holds on to nearby leaves or branches to get better leverage. This turns more impressive considering that these species have very short limbs.
The small, brown, speckled frogs were centered in the biodiversity hub of the Western Ghats mountain range in India. These species are most active during the monsoon season that scientists had to spend forty rainy nights just to watch the frogs mate.
Aside from discovering the new sex position, researchers for the University of Delhi and the University of Minnesota also witnessed a snake devouring the frogs eggs. Before this discovery, there had never been any proof of Asian snakes consuming the eggs of Asian frogs.
More than just learning about the new sexual position, researchers involved in the study discovered more things. They discovered that the Bombay Night Frog do not exactly have direct contact during the egg laying and fertilization process.
Using his resourceful position of holding onto leaves or branches, the male frog deposits his semen on the female's back before he leaves. Once the male has left, that's when the female lays her eggs. Fertilization process occurs as the semen slowly drips down the females wrinkly back. -SK, Kami Media