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Larval Amphibians - Frogs and Toads

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Spring Peeper

Psuedacris crucifer
  • Tadpole length 50-77mm; eyes dorsal
  • Tadpole length 24-32mm; eyes lateral
  • Body greenish brown with gold flecks; light coloured belly; tail musculature same colour as body
  • Tail fin transparent or orange tinted with black reticulations and mottling near edges (varies from faint to bold)
  • Intestinal coil visible; vent dextral; tooth rows: 2/2 or 2/3
  • Eggs: laid separately or in clusters of 2-3 eggs anchored to vegetation; deposited in shallow water throughout habitat
  • Habitat: shallow, often temporary woodland ponds; shallow margins of larger bodies of water are also used

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