, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 435–436

Klangspektrographische Untersuchung der Lautäusserung beim Krallenfrosch,Xenopus laevis

  • R. Müller
  • U. Scheer
Specialia Biologica, Microbiologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01896934

Cite this article as:
Müller, R. & Scheer, U. Experientia (1970) 26: 435. doi:10.1007/BF01896934


Three different calls of the clawed toadXenopus laevis are described and their sound spectrograms are presented. The male and female have one characteristic call each, which is heard during clasping after stimulating the mating behaviour with chorionic gonadotropin. A second call of the male is heard without hormone treatment, often after feeding or change of water.

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Müller
    • 1
  • U. Scheer
    • 1
  1. 1.Biologisches Institut I (Zoologie) und II (Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie)Universität FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Deutschland

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