Don't know what kind of tadpoles I have been taking care of.

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honeybrie
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Don't know what kind of tadpoles I have been taking care of.

Postby honeybrie » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:48 am

I caught 100+ tads in my pool 2 in a half weeks ago, decided to raise some to see what kind they were. I'm a total frog newbie and I have no idea what these guys are. They are growing so quickly! I hope someone here can tell me more.

http://imgur.com/a/U6OT1

^19 photos if needed.
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Postby tropicbreeze » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:43 am

I'm hopeless with IDs for tadpoles, but here's a link to a book on the subject. Only problem is you have to buy the book (from CSIRO):
www.publish.csiro.au/pid/3228.htm

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Postby Aaron » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:43 am

It's always tricky ID'ing tadpoles from photos. I suspect these are Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) tadpoles based on the tail shape and musculature. Easiest way to confirm would be a clear photo of the metamorph frog.

Aaron


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