A tadpole (also called a pollywog) is the larval stage in the life cycle of an
amphibian, particularly that of a frog or toad. They are usually wholly aquatic,
though some species have tadpoles that...
Neotenous Frog I've heard it called a pollywog or a tadpole, but there's probably
a more scientific name.
Tadpoles are also called polliwogs. (The word ... Lungs begin to grow inside the
tadpole's body and the feathery gills disappear so that the tadpole will be able to
breathe air. ... When the tail is gone, the frog has completed its metamorphosis.
When Frogs mate, the male frog tends to clasp the female underneath in an
embrace called ... Some have very unusual ways of caring for their young. ... The
lucky ones that actually manage to hatch still start out on a journey of many perils.
... The tadpole at this point consists of poorly developed gills, a mouth, and a tail.
Toads in North America are from a family of frogs called Bufonidae. .... a larva
called tadpoles or pollywogs. which have a tail but no legs, have gills like a fish, ...
Read about taxonomy, life cycle, frog and toad comparisons, and their ... The
eggs are called Frog Spawn. They hatch into tadpoles (the larval stage) which
look like fish. The tadpoles have gills and a tail and special jaws for eating
vegetation. ... that Wood Frog embryos were learning to detect predators while
still in the egg!
Frogs still in the larval stage, called tadpoles, are very different in outward ... Most
notable is the presence of gills instead of lungs during this stage. ... Compared
with many other amphibians, frogs have relatively well-developed and complex ...
Tadpoles use gills, while mature frogs have three types of respiration. ... These
consist of thin membranes called lamellae, which take oxygen from the water ...
Aug 10, 2001 ... Bullfrogs and green frogs, although they have lungs and breathe air, ... Like fish,
they breath through gills rather than lungs. Tadpoles eventually transform
themselves through a process called metamorphosis into adult frogs.
Tadpoles: consist of gills, a mouth and a tail. ... The males will climb up on the
females' backs and grab them around their waist in what is called amplexus. ... It
is starting to get pretty cold at night and I still have frogs and toads hanging