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Tadpole identification?

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I got this guy about a month ago. Hasn't grown any legs, but he definitely has an appetite.

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Looks an awful lot like a Bullfrog tadpole to me.
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I would guess bullfrog too. But it may be a green frog, I have trouble telling the difference without a size comparison.
As a funny side note, I just popped over here from spending the past hour on the frog forum, and the first post I read here is a frog post.
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Looks an awful lot like a Bullfrog tadpole to me.
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He's a bit too small for a bullfrog. I thought that at first, but he has remained the same size since I got him.
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I am confused ( it happens regularly). Which one is it you want identifying? The latest picture seems to show some bigger darker tadpole with a smaller spottier one under it.
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I showed the bigger one(A bullfrog tadpole) in comparison to the size of the smaller one. I'm trying to identify the smaller, speckled one.
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From the shots so far I am leaning towards green frog. Do you have shots of the face and belly?
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Here's a belly shot. Not the best quality in this picture, but you can see the details. I'll have to get a face shot later.

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the smaller tadpoles are leopard frog. big green is a bullfrog.yes even bullfrog tadpoles are just like those until i saw the side. yes the small one are leopard frog
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Definitely a green. The somewhat compressed body, small fuzzy-edged dark spots, and opaque belly are all important ID characters. Leopards will be more globular and have a translucent belly.
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Thanks for the size comparison, I definately have to say green frog now.
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take pictures when the tads turn into frogs see what they are.
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Definitely a green. The somewhat compressed body, small fuzzy-edged dark spots, and opaque belly are all important ID characters. Leopards will be more globular and have a translucent belly.
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take pictures when the tads turn into frogs see what they are.
I was wanting to know what it was before it was a frog. Thanks for the effort, but it wasn't the proper information I needed.
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