Common coquí

Common coquí

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
SPECIES
Eleutherodactylus coqui
WEIGHT
54-117 g
LENGTH
24-55 mm

The common coquí or coquí is a species of frog endemic to Puerto Rico belonging to the family Eleutherodactylidae. The species is named for the loud call the males make at night. This sound serves two purposes. "CO" serves to repel other males and establish territory while the "KEE" serves to attract females. Since the auditory systems of males and females respond preferentially to different notes of the male call, this is an example of a sex difference in a sensory system. The common coquí is a very important aspect of Puerto Rican culture, and it has become an unofficial territorial symbol of Puerto Rico.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Ar

Arboreal

Ju

Jumping

Sc

Scansorial

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

C

starts with

Geography

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

BABY CARRYING
3 to 45

References

1. Common coquí Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_coquí
2. Common coquí on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56522/136557392

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