Tadpoles of Parque Nacional Palo Verde

Mahmood Sasa-Marin, the station director at OET Palo Verde, requested that I photograph tadpoles and metamorphs of the anurans of Palo Verde that he has collected.  He has been attempting to rear most of the species here with the intention of learning rearing techniques for experimental purposes.  The posts included here are a series of photographs I’ve taken of these tadpoles and metamorphs.  In most cases, I’ve photographed the mouth of each species as they are important in identification.

The links below provide access to pages for each species presented.  This is not a comprehensive list – it’s a work in progress.  The included species are those that have been more or less separated and are being reared.  Other anuran species present and breeding in Palo Verde are Leptodactylus poecilochilus, Leptodactylus fragilis (formerly labialis), Hypopachus variolosus, Incilius coccifer, Chaunus marinus and Lithobates forreri.

Tadpole posts:

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

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