North American Tadpoles

Morphology



This is the left lateral view of a typical tadpole.

Drawing showing lateral view

The following morphological features will be used in the key to help identify your tadpole.

Drawing showing eye Drawing showing tail musculature
Drawing showing spiracle Drawing showing vent
Drawing showing nostril Drawing showing body
Drawing showing dorsal fin Drawing showing ventral fin
Drawing showing limb bud Drawing showing oral disc

 



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