Sunday, 22 January 2012


English: This common frog Rana temporarialarva is almost completely metamorphosized. The shape of the jaw is a bit odd still, as it has changed overnight from the algae scraping trunk to the big frogs mouth. Notice the big eyes and strong legs at this stage, as well as the remnants of the gill covering that also covered the front legs. Wageningen, The Netherlands
Hopefully this pic can be changed soon by one without the spots on the window. II couldn't find other pics on commons to illustrate the awkward mouth shape in this crucial stage of development, probably because it is a very short and dramatic fase in development.
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Not a very interesting frog for you today.

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