The Puerto Rican coquí frog Eleutherodactylus coqui (E. coqui) is both a cultural icon and a species with an unusual natural history that has attracted attention from researchers in a number of different fields within biology. Unlike most frogs, the coquí frog skips the tadpole stage, which makes it of interest to developmental biologists. The frog is best known in Puerto Rico for its notoriously loud mating call, which has allowed researchers to study aspects of social behavior such as vocal communication and courtship, while the ability of coquí to colonize new habitats has been used to explore the biology of invasive species. This article reviews research on the natural history of E. coqui and opportunities for future research.
No new data was generated for this article.
Data from: The evolution of parental care diversity in amphibiansdoi:10.1038/s41467-019-12608-5.
Data from: Biogeographic analysis reveals ancient continental vicariance and recent oceanic dispersal in amphibiansDryad Digital Repository, doi:10.5061/dryad.jm453.
- Sarah E Westrick
- Eva Fischer
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- Helena Pérez Valle, eLife, United Kingdom
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