Cyclorana


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Cyclorana

 

a genus of tailless amphibians whose body length reaches 9 cm. The first toe on the forelegs is significantly longer than the second toe and may oppose the others. There are eight species, distributed in Australia. Some species, such as C. australis, absorb water through the skin and take on a spherical shape.

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1997: Sensory modulation and behavioral choice during feeding in the Australian frog, Cyclorana novaehollandiae.
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An Australian water-holding frog (a Cyclorana species) is able to absorb enough water to last for months or even years of drought.