Today I learned about the Darwin's frog. The males of this small Chilean frog swallow the embryos to finish the tadpoles development inside their vocal sac. The "pregnant dad" does not eat for around six weeks until the froglets move to the mouth and get out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The female Surinam Toad carry her eggs on her back and her skin grows over the eggs. The eggs hatch and go through the tadpole phase under her skin. They emerge from her skin as fully formed mini toads after 3-4 months. marybatessciencewriter.co…
The tadpoles of the South American paradoxical frog, a special type of hylid frog, are larger than the frog itself. The tadpole of the 'shrinking frog' is 27cm long whereas a full grown frog is only a quarter or a third of its former length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…
Among Queen Elizabeth II's many honours - she is an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. Its award certificate "require all officers, seamen, tadpoles and goldfish under your command to be obedient to your orders as Admiral". Nebraska is America's only triply landlocked state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neb…
Tadpoles make use of quantum tunneling in the enzymes used to break down their tail. This explains how it’s able to do it so quickly. curiositystream.com/serie…
Today I learned about the title Nebraska Admiral. The title, which officially grants control of all of the landlocked state's "Navy officers, seamen, tadpoles and goldfish" to its recipients has been awarded to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr. and Queen Elizabeth II. among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neb…
Tadpoles can eat rabbit food! animals.mom.com/keep-pond…
Today I learned about a big tadpole. A biologist found the largest tadpole ever found by scientists, and it measured 10.1 inches long when captured. Discovered in a pond in Arizona in 2018, this massive bullfrog tadpole most likely had hormonal issues and may never turn into a frog according to biologists. americanscientist.org/blo…
Today I learned about the Tadpole Galaxy which is a spiral galaxy with the distinct feature of having a 280,000 light year long trail of stars that resemble a tail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
One of the reasons American bullfrogs are so dangerous as invasive species is cannibalism. Adult bullfrogs can subsist entirely off tadpoles and younger frogs (which eat algae and insects), and that reliable food source lets adult populations grow beyond what's normally possible in an ecosystem nationalgeographic.com/an…
This species of desert tadpole shrimp, Triops newberryi, is found in the western US. It only hatches during periods of seasonal flooding and can live to 90 days. This shrimp's eggs are known to stay viable for at least 50 years. It is being considered as a biocontrol agent for larval mosquitoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The paradoxical frog (Pseudis paradoxa) comes from tadpoles that are approximately 3-4 times larger than the resulting adult frog. amphibiaweb.org/cgi/amphi…
An African frog species called "Goliath," can weigh up to 7 lbs.; it's known to move rocks weighing over 4 lbs. to build a "nest" for its tadpoles. The giant frogs will dig a hole in a riverbank & surround it with rocks to create private pond for their young. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Larvaceans are tadpole-like animals living at midwater depths of the world’s oceans. All species construct complicated, mucus structures, called β€˜houses’ where the animal lives. To feed, the larvacean beats its tail, pumping seawater through its house. shapeoflife.org/news/feat…
Dropping molten glass into cold water produces a tadpole-like shape whose head can withstand hammer blows, but which explodes violently if it's tail is damaged youtube.com/watch?v=xe-f4…
Dropping molten glass into cold water produces a tadpole-like shape whose head can withstand hammer blows, but which explodes violently if its tail is damaged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
The smallest vertebrate in the world is a frog called Paedophryne amauensis. They live on the land and do not have a tadpole stage. They're small enough that seven of them could fit on one US 25-cent piece. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pae…
Today I learned about the shrinking frog which gets its name from its abnormal growth where it reaches a length of 25 cm (10 in) as a tadpole before shrinking to a quarter of this size at adult age. This would be the equivalent of a teen growing to be 6-7 m (20-23 ft) tall before becoming an average sized adult en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…
When you drop molten glass into water it creates a tadpole design. The bulbous head is resistant to hammer blows, but minor damage to the tail cause it to explode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
If conditions aren't right tadpoles remain tadpoles until conditions improve even living through winters in their ponds froglife.org/info-advice/…
A Newly discovered frog (Jan. 2015 publication date) gives birth to live tadpoles. It is the only known frog that gives birth to live tadpoles. washingtonpost.com/news/s…
Scientists were able to transplant eye primordia (bits of flesh that eventually grow into eyes) from one tadpole’s head to another’s posterior. Many of the new eyes formed neural pathways to the spine - bypassing the brain altogether - and gave the tadpoles sight. slate.com/blogs/future_te…
Blind tadpoles developed the ability to see out of an eye scientists surgically attached to their backs. sciencemag.org/news/2013/…
Queen Elizabeth, and others, is an admiral of Nebraska, the highest honor one can receive in the land-locked state. She is in control of the state's officers, seaman, tadpoles and goldfish, and can be given instruction by the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neb…
Today I learned of the Paradoxical Frog - a South American species that matures from a very large (25 cm/10 in) tadpole to an ordinary-sized frog about a quarter of its original size en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…
Hiccuping may be an evolutionary remnant of early amphibian respiration. Amphibians such as tadpoles gulp air and water across their gills via a rather simple motor reflex akin to mammalian hiccuping. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Today I learned of Prince Rupert's Drops, which are small tadpole-shaped beads of glass formed by dropping molten glass into water. You can beat on the bulb end with a hammer without breaking it, but even slight damage to the tail causes the whole thing to shatter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Pseudis paradoxa is the only species of frog that is larger as a tadpole than as an adult. odditycentral.com/animals…
The norwegian word for "tadpole" directly translates as "ass troll" no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum…
The Ribeiroia worm infects and castrates a snail in order to grow and reproduce. Next it moves to a tadpole and causes the frog to develop extra legs, making it more susceptible to birds of prey. Finally inside a bird the parasite is able to lay its eggs. phenomena.nationalgeograp…
Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog is an extinct species of frog. They were the only known species of frog where the tadpoles derived nutrition by feeding on the skin cells of their fathers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecn…
Adult frogs of the species Pseudis Paradoxa are only a quarter of the size of their tadpoles. They are commonly known as "Paradoxical Frog". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The Tasaday tribe appeared to only eat food from forage, such as wild fruit, yam, tadpoles, grubs, and roots.The calories in such a diet was calculated to be less than the amount needed for survival and when dietitians suggested further research, they were banned from visiting the tribe worldlibrary.org/articles…
The Pokemon Polywag is based on a transluscent species of tadpoles. Their intestines are curled up in a spiral visible through their skin. dorkly.com/post/68577/pok…
Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in the US. It has been shown to turn male tadpoles into hermaphrodites and can even turn male frogs into females. It has been banned in EU since 2004. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atr…
Today I learned of Prince Rupert's Drop, a tadpole-shaped long-tailed glass droplet; the bulbous end can stand a blow from a hammer without being harmed, but the entire thing disintegrates if the tail is damaged in any way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Today I learned of the Dolomedes briangreenei, a spider found in Queensland, Australia, that can swim and preys on fish, frogs and tadpoles sportige.com/australia-sc…
Roundup negatively effects tadpole anti-predator behaviour sciencedirect.com/science…
About half of all 6000+ frog species don't actually have tadpoles and instead hatch directly from eggs. youtu.be/xymGM9dbt4o?t=3m…
Some species of frog have evolved in a way that skips the tadpole phase of development. Instead, they hatch directly from the egg as a fully developed froglet. conservationreport.com/20…
There is a species of "marsupial frog" called Assa darlingtoni. The males have a pouch on each side of their body, and after breeding they carry around a tadpole in each. There they feed on its mucus, until they metamorphose into froglets and leave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pou…
The oldest known living species is the tadpole shrimp, or shield shrimp. It resembles a horseshoe crab but is only 1.5in in length, has three eyes, and 140 legs. nwf.org/News-and-Magazine…
The swirl on Poliwhirl's stomach was inspired by Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri's memories of collecting tadpoles as a child, where he could see the swirl of the tadpoles' intestines through their transparent skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Unborn tree frog tadpoles can rapidly develop and hatch if they sense a predator....... news.sciencemag.org/scien…
The Fanged Frog of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia gives birth to live tadpoles instead of laying eggs. This characteristic in unique among the world's 6,000 known frog species. eurekalert.org/pub_releas…
The tadpoles of the critically endangered Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog literally eat the skin off their fathers' backs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecn…
Tunicates, or Sea Squirts, utilize 'Tadpole' like larva in reproduction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tun…
Dropping molten glass in cold water will produce tadpole shaped droplets whose head can withstand hammer blows and will violently explode if the tail is damaged. youtube.com/watch?v=OgkwH…
The spiral pattern on the Pokemon Poliwag's belly is meant to look like the visible intestines of tadpoles. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.ne…
The Paradoxical Frog starts out as a tadpole that can grow up to 25cm (~10 inches) long, but matures into a regular sized frog, 3-4cm in length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…

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