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Carpenter Frog

Rana virgatipes

 

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Rana_virgatipes_adult - click to enlarge

HABITAT

Lives in close association with sphagnum bogs and streams.

BREEDING SEASON

Spring/Summer, April -August

SIMILAR TADPOLES

Rana grylio

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Rana_virgatipes_tadpole - click to enlarge

APPEARANCE

Head

Dorsal eyes.

Body

Rana virgatipes tadpoles are dark, greenish gray to almost black with a few widely scattered black spots.

Tail

The tail is not strongly spotted but along the dorsal fin is a longitudinal series of dark dots that may fuse into a solid line, and a parallel dark line along the tail muscle. 

APPROXIMATE MAXIMUM SIZE

Large: 3.5 inches, 90mm.

Rana_virgatipes_tadpole_length

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