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Recently Hatched Tadpoles

This week my Flora and Fauna Friday post is continuing my look at the life cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria).

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of some frogspawn in a garden pond.

The frogspawn is now hatching, these tadpoles are on the remains of the frogspawn. They’re recently hatched and are less than a quarter inch (6 mm) long. They will have to grow considerably before they develop into froglets and leave the water.

Young tadpoles have external gills, visible on the side of the head on the tadpole on the left.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Recently Hatched Tadpoles

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