ID Tadpole

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Forestcol
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ID Tadpole

Postby Forestcol » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:53 pm

Hi, am new to this forum but looks great. Have an ID.

Have turned our pool into a pond and this taddie is living quite happily in it after being rescued from the bottom pond which sprung a leak. Any ideas?

Sorry - photo is a little blurry
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Postby Aaron » Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:31 pm

Hi,

From the markings on the tail I would hazard a guess that it is an Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) tadpole.

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Postby GrantW » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:18 pm

From that photo it is very difficult to tell, but yes I agree with Aaron, on Litoria fallax.

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Postby Forestcol » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:46 pm

Thanks, and sorry about photo. Tried catching the little bugger to put inside to study him more, but too slippery.
Will post a better photo when I can get one.
The L.fallax that have bred here before haven't had the red on their body that this one has. Will keep watching and waiting.

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Postby GrantW » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:14 pm

Yeah it is a bit of an odd colour, but the tail gives it away.


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