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Narrow Mouthed Toad Tadpoles

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#1 centrarchid

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:17 PM

I caught a bout a dozen of the these guys in one of my fish culture ponds that is filled late in season.  Every time we fill ponds in July we get Narrow Mouthed Toads calling.  This is first time I actually captured the tadpoles and man they are weird and very poor swimmers.  I am trying to find out if they are Eastern or Western Narrow Mouthed toads.  Check out how little median fold they have on upper and lower margins of tail.


Dorsal aspect.  Nearly black from above.



Ventral aspect.  Check patterns.




Lateral aspect.  Stripes well developed on tail.  Beak already showing.



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#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:22 PM

Super cool.

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#3 don212

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:05 PM

i don't get tadpoles, but pretty much the only frog amongst many in my yard  are narrow mouth toads, i call them pool frogs

#4 centrarchid

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:32 PM

Breeding season about begin again.  Will see if we can keep the local department of conservation outreach display in these guys for the summer.

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