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A 'shoal' of tadpoles

Observed: 6th May 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Common Frog ( Rana temporaria ) 6.5.11.Anton Lakes.Tadpoles
Common Frog ( Rana temporaria ) 6.5.11.Anton Lakes.Tadpoles 1
Common Frog ( Rana temporaria ) 6.5.11.Anton Lakes.Tadpoles 1 2
Common Frog ( Rana temporaria ) 6.5.11.Anton Lakes.Tadpoles 1 2 3
Description:

These tadpoles were found in several shoals along the edge of a pond, keeping a nice uniform line all the way around the whole pnd. I am thinking due to water temperature?

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Comments

Graeme's picture

Thanks for that.That is a

Thanks for that.That is a very useful piece of knowledge I didn't know

Graeme Davis

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There are lots of toad at

There are lots of toad at Anton Lakes, I found several adults there a couple of years ago

the naturalist man's picture

Toad

I agree with Matt, these are toad; very dark/black, slimmer than the fat tubby frog tadpoles and in a large shoal. However, I have seen frog tadpoles shoal, just not so often and only when there was little water.

Graham Banwell

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