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WEI Li, LIN Zhi-Hua, MA Xiao-Mei, ZHAO Li-Hua, MA Xiao-Hao. Acoustic characteristics of the tiger frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, during the breeding season. Zoological Research, 2011, 32(4): 456-460. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2011.04456
Citation: WEI Li, LIN Zhi-Hua, MA Xiao-Mei, ZHAO Li-Hua, MA Xiao-Hao. Acoustic characteristics of the tiger frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, during the breeding season. Zoological Research, 2011, 32(4): 456-460. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2011.04456

Acoustic characteristics of the tiger frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, during the breeding season

doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2011.04456
Funds:  National Natural Science Foundation of China (30770310, 30970435); Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Y307453)
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  • Author Bio:

    WEI Li,E-mail: weiliweili2007@163.com

  • Corresponding author: LIN Zhi-Hua1
  • Received Date: 2010-11-05
  • Rev Recd Date: 2011-05-10
  • Publish Date: 2011-08-22
  • We recorded and described the calls and acoustic characteristics of the male tiger frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, in an artificial pond during mating season. Spectral and temporal call parameters, along with call intensity were analyzed. Three harmonics were distinguishable from the spectrogram. Four patterns of dominant frequency were found in calls produced late at night, i.e, 3 patterns in the first harmonic (located in 500 Hz section, 700 Hz section, and 800 Hz section respectively) and 1 in the second harmonic (located in 1 800 Hz section). Call duration, call duty cycle, call intensity, and pulse rate were highly variable among different patterns of dominant frequency. These call properties could provide valuable evidence for further ecological study of this species.
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