Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 9, 2013

Not All Frogs Come From Tadpoles

ScienceDaily reported on a study of 720 species of frogs which discovered that many frogs do not have a tadpole stage. About half of frog species lay eggs in water, which then hatch into tadpoles and go through metamorphosis and become frogs. Other frogs place the eggs in a variety of settings including leaves, nests of foam and throats, stomachs and backs of female frogs. Hundreds of species have no tadpole stage and go through a reproductive mode know as direct development.   Read more at: ScienceDaily Surprises in evolution of frog life cycles.

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