Hyla microcephala tadpoles

Identification of Hyla microcephala tadpoles is relatively simple here in Palo Verde.  They are the only species with a long, filamentous tip to their tails.  They also have a dark, lateral line, lack denticles, but have a beak.  The other Hylidae species here (i.e. Smilisca) are larger, have denticles, and lack a filamentous tail.

Other tadpole posts:

Rhinophrynus dorsalis
Engystomops pustulosus
Incilius luetkenii
Smilisca baudinii
Hyla microcephala
Leptodactylus melanonotus

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