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Old 15th April 2005   #1
Andrew Tillson-Willis
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Here are some unidentified tadpoles I picked up this morning.
The biggest is 8cm (mouth to tip of tail) and is just starting to show the start of hind leg development. Would anybody care to have a guess on the species?
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Old 16th April 2005   #2
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Picked up?



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yes I picked them up from an importer, they could not give me any details about them or where they came in from. I've got a good idea of what they are but was just wondering if anybody could confirm it.



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Looks like either bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) or green frog (Rana clamitans) tadpoles to me.



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R.catesbeiana was my guess too but its been such a long time since I last saw Bull Frog tadpoles in this country I was not sure.
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are they meant to be illegal in this country or something?



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Bullfrogs are not allowed to be imported anymore but the odd few tadpoles still turn up in fish shipments, these were simply labelled up as unidentified tadpoles.



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