The world is so wide that it is inexplicable how little the human being knows until today.
This time, the
University of Cincinnati, United States
, reported that a frog that does not make noises,
, was discovered .
The find was made in the mountains of
Tanzania, East Africa
The researchers, after many tests, affirmed that the frog has an unusual trait: "it is completely silent", according to Europa Press reports.
The baptized "reed frog" of Ukaguru has the hallmark of not emitting any sound, which places it in the small group of frogs in the world that do not vocalize with their peers.
The new species belongs to a group of "spiny-throated" amphibians, which, true to their name, have small spines on the male's throat.
Since they cannot rely on sound to recognize other members of their species, they may instead use their spines to communicate.
The reed frog cannot rely on sound to recognize other members of its species, it is thought that they may use spines to communicate instead.
Tanzania is a country famous for its vast areas of wildlife.
"We think they can use the spine as a means of communication, something like Braille, for species recognition," said Lucinda Lawson, a conservation biologist at the University of Cincinnati.
He added: "This group of frogs only has a few species, which are found in small populations that make them rare and endangered. Finding a new member is a great victory for conservation."
The newly discovered frog joins a family of almost 200 species in the genus Hyperolius, as described in the San Francisco-based scientific journal Plos One about the find in Africa.
Tanzania is a country famous for its vast areas of wildlife, including the plains of the Serengeti National Park, a space of great proportions, with an extension of 13,000 square kilometers.