Study of Tadpoles – Frogs Haibun
Photo Credit – Larva of the common frog Rana temporaria a day before metamorphosis
Reproduction of frogs differ, that means
all breeds of frogs are not the same
when breeding, some mount the females,
others fertilization take place in the water.
the female release the eggs
and the male covers them with sperm.
then others give birth to fully
developed juvenile frogs, then again
there are others giving birth to tadpoles
In the majority of species after fertilization
the larvae emerge from the eggs
a tadpole is born with its flattened tail
soon legs start to appear
in the end, a tadpole undergoes metamorphosis
This stage lasts only twenty-four hours
which its body transition into the adult form
final stage the disappearance of the tail.
Photo Credit – tadpoles feed mostly on algae, would they survive here?. It a good pond for frogs to hide below the algae when threaten.
then metamorphosis stage
a small frog is born