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Edit- Frog oviduct and ova avoided by frog predator.

Observed: 24th January 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesnightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesnightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Lough Garbh 24 Jan 10
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Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Common Frog (Rana temporaria)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Example of frog ova

Example of frog ova underneath mass of ova case jelly which has swollen to its mass after a female frog has been predated can be seen here:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/312238#comment-98800

Cathal.

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Nightfly...

Star jelly and caviar is my favourite!! Can't wait for March to get up the hills and start gatherin' it up again.
Peadar

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At last I think I have found

At last I think I have found the proper name for the innards associated with the ova, the 'oviduct'. I thought this was the pipe through which the eggs were laid(and not intestine) as it was attached to the mass of ova, and it is sometimes found with the ova. Its as if the 2 things are being avoided or discarded for the same reason which I cant explain.

Oviduct is a great word, these just seemed too rubbery and narrow in the internal canal to be intestines. Its quite a rigid organ, intestines arent nearly so rigid and dont hold their shape like the above organ.

http://biology.about.com/od/onlinedissections/ig/Frog-Dissection-Images/...

Cathal.